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Contemporary's GED Language Arts, Writing
Ellen Carley Frechette
Tim Collins

Organizing Your Ideas

Chapter Overview

This chapter focuses on the second step in the writing process. You will learn about the following patterns of organization:

  • time order
  • order of importance
  • cause and effect
  • comparison and contrast

You will also learn four ways to arrange your ideas:

  • idea mapping
  • circling
  • outlining
  • making a chart

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