How to use a graphic organizer: Create a table similar to the one below. Each numbered (e.g., 1, 2, 3) block represents either a page or a paragraph in your composition. Use the spaces to help you brainstorm ideas and organize your draft. The “notes” blocks help you organize future research opportunities and potential outside sources.
APA Citation Reminder: Even in your notes, include citations whenever you copy words or ideas from others. In the citation, include the author’s last name, year of publication, and for direct quotes, also the page or paragraph number: (Egan, 2010, p. 17).
Paper Organization Graphic Organizer: Citation & Reference Information
Create a sheet similar to the one below for writing all of the bibliographic information for your reference page.
Paper Organization Graphic Organizer: Outline Cards
Create cards similar to the ones below to organize your thoughts when preparing your writing and ideas.