Mind-maps are better than planning in a linear way. A linear (in a line) way means that, for example, you:
- Write the introduction.
- Write the first paragraph's topic sentence.
- Write the sub-topics of the first paragraph.
- Do steps 2 and 3 with the other paragraphs.
- Write the conclusion.
This is not a good way because you are deciding on the order before writing. Therefore, if you change your mind you have to re-write your text. If you use a mind-map you decide on the order last.
If you like using linear lists, try this Internet program for re-ordering lists.
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Revised: July 16, 2009.
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