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CHAPTER 3 - PLANNING

This chapter allows the reader to understand how to take inventory of their thoughts and
after doing so form a thesis statement. It emphasizes using methods of development,
developing a plan or outline. It also shows how to use different types of graphic organizers.
On top of everything else it even has a planning checklist and writing activates.

  • TAKING INVENTORY OF THOUGHTS
    • Re-examon your topic
      • Writing task
      • Subject
      • Audience
      • Self
      • Form and language
    • Conitnue the process
      • Research
      • Review
  • FORMING THESIS
    • Find focus
    • State thesis
      • Thesis checlist
        • Does statement reflect limited topic
        • Does it clearly state the specific idea desired
        • Is thesis supporte by information
        • Does it suggest a patter of organizatoin
  • USING METHODS OF DEVELOMENT
    • Let your thesis guide you
  • DEVELOPING A PLAN OR OUTLINE
    • Basic list
      • Brief listing of main points
    • Topic outline
      • Formal arrangement including main points and essential details
    • Sentence ouline
      • Formal arrangement including main points and essential details written as complete sentences
    • Graphic organizer
      • Formal arrangement including main points and essential details in a chart or diagram