Prewriting: Organizing Your Thoughts

Got an idea for an essay or report? In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll learn how get it down on paper, as Tim and Moby introduce you to some organizational strategies for writing! Find out which five questions to ask yourself before you start writing, plus three different methods of organizing and focusing your thoughts. You’ll also learn about how to use a word web to narrow your field and why it helps to have your thoughts in sequence. You’ll even see how to use a story map to make a research paper more exciting! Get organized!

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