Using Prewriting Activities to Organize Ideas


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This serves to organize ideas before writing:

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1. Many people forget to do this before writing and end up with a confusing and poorly organized paper:

2. This is the process of quickly listing as many things that you can think of related to a topic:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will explain the essential steps in the process to help improve your writing and make the experience easier. You'll be tested on some vocabulary related to these strategies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on the following ideas related to the organization process:

  • Organizing your ideas
  • Process of listing things related to a topic
  • Word that indicates the type of writing required
  • Visual representation of ideas

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections- use understanding of the concepts needed to organize ideas and connect them to your own writing
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as visual representation
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the important steps that help to organize ideas for writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about prewriting, review the accompanying lesson on organizing ideas in writing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define prewriting and learn about this stage of the writing process
  • Understand the importance of thinking and brainstorming about your writing before you begin
  • Learn about taking notes regarding key ideas essential for your writing, such as answering the questions: who, what, where, when, why, and how
  • Know what is meant by style and format and the ways in which mind mapping may help organize your ideas