Step 4: Organising your information
This is when you need to review the purpose of your task from the Defining Step, combine relevant information from the Selecting Step, and organise the structure according to task requirements.
Tip: This is the drafting process.
Concept maps can be a really useful way to synthesise, organise and structure your information. You can use pen and paper or a whole range of software options e.g. Mindomo (sign in with Office 365 account), Inspiration, using shapes in Pages or Keynote, and heaps more. Here are some examples below:
Video: How to create a concept map
Writing an essay
- Writing your essayThis is an outline produced by the UNSW for students. It has clear instructional diagrams explaining the steps to write essays.