What Is Brainstorming?


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Which of the following is NOT a useful brainstorming technique?

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1. The most critical element of an essay is its _____.

2. Amelia is writing an essay on the pros and cons of pet ownership. Select the most likely product of her completion of the first two steps of brainstorming.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Brainstorming is an important part of the writing process, and with this quiz/worksheet, you can test your understanding of different brainstorming techniques. See if you remember how to prepare to write an essay with a series of questions on brainstorming steps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Steps to brainstorming paper ideas
  • Brainstorming technique(s)
  • Most important element of a written essay

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson on brainstorming
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding brainstorming techniques
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the steps to brainstorming essay ideas

Additional Learning

To learn more about brainstorming, review the following lesson, What is Brainstorming? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to brainstorm
  • Know effective brainstorming techniques and review a relevant example of brainstorming
  • Understand the benefits of brainstorming