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Invention Techniques Inventing Ideas Invention What? An invention technique is any method you use to come up with ideas for your paper. An invention.

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3 Invention What? An invention technique is any method you use to come up with ideas for your paper. An invention technique is any method you use to come up with ideas for your paper. - Pre-topic - Everything goes on paper - Dont worry about editing - It doesnt have to look pretty - Shorthand is ok Not every technique works for everybody, so find one that works for YOU

4 BRAINSTORMING Write a GENERAL topic idea somewhere on a piece of paper in big, bold letters. Then write down everything that comes to mind when you think about that topic. - Dont analyze - Dont erase - DONT LIMIT YOURSELF!! - Short intervals

5 Journaling Basically, what is sounds like. One the top of a piece of paper, write down your idea for a topic. Then, over a period of a couple of days, write down everything that comes to mind as an idea to include in your paper. - Complete/Incomplete sentences - Will look like a journal entry

6 Free Writing Similar to journaling, but there are some important differences: - not done over a several days; dont stop - will wander further from the topic idea

7 Q & A Session(s) Make a list of questions, then answer them. Start with the basics: who, what, when, why, where, and how. - create own questions about what you already know and dont know - continue throughout writing your paper - continue throughout writing your paper

8 Picture It If youre more artistically oriented, draw a picture of your topic. Then, label the parts. Youre essentially identifying different things to include in a paper, and youll be able to see how they relate to each other.


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