Getting Ideas Organized

Getting Ideas Organized

1. Make a list. (Get your ideas down on paper.)

2. Select those items that are most interesting/appropriate.

3. Formulate a topic sentence.

4. Arrange ideas in an outline.

Example:

Topic: Sports

Baseball

Basketball

Soccer

Badminton

Olympics

Professional Sports

Athletes

Coaches

Sports medicine

Muscles

Being in shape

Heart rate

Karate

Team sports

Competition

School Contests

Revised Topic: High school sports competitions

High school sports competitions require that athletes be in good shape, follow their coach, and work together as a team.

1. Be in good shapemuscles

heart rate

flexibility

2. Follow the coachleader of the team

conditioning of the athletes

rules

3. Work as a teamcooperation

team spirit

strategy