Outlining and Organizing

Before Writing

Many people like to outline their ideas before writing. It helps you create a mental map and gives you direction when you sit down and write. The video below will show you an outlining stategy, called the Sticky Note Method, that you can use to help collect and organize your ideas.



When Revising

You can also do some outlining and organizing after you have written your draft. This is especially important when the act of writing took you on a different path than what you had originally intended. The video below will show you how you can use the Sticky Note Method to reorganize and connect your ideas in new ways.