T H I N K ! ! !
The first step in the TOWER strategy is to generate ideas freely,
without the judgment that accompanies the write and edit steps.
Try some of the following methods for getting started:
Talk into a tape recorder
Dictate to a tutor
Note key words from lectures and textbooks
Draw a picture
Make a list of ideas
Collect pictures, diagrams, photos to catalyze thought
Create a metaphor for your task
Begin with one of the above to combat writer's block and increase fluency!!!
Thinking through your ideas is the most important step; writing involves the recording of your thought process. Some writers find the act of recording ideas generates more ideas. After producing some initial ideas with one of the methods listed, spend a period of time concentrating on your topic, developing lines of reasoning and creative thoughts, and record your pearls of wisdom. The next step of organizing will involve deciding on the best way to sequence the presentation of your ideas.
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