Sunday, August 9, 2009

Finding some perspective!

Finding perspective can be a difficult thing when you're writing. Often, you're so close to what you're doing that it's hard to take a step back, particularly if you need to resolve a problem.

Sometimes it can help to visually collect your thoughts, and today I came across a wonderful list of graphic organisers at Freeology that helps you do just that. The organisers are as you would expect, clearly labelled, to help you find just the right one for you or your students to approach a problem.

Of course, using an online alternative like Thinkature will save trees, and you have the option of collaborating on your problem with a group. If however, you're like me, and tend to do all your writing online, using a pencil and paper can help you look at things in a different way.

It may also help to take your printed graphic organiser and pencil to the kitchen table to nut out your problem. A change of scenery can also do wonders.

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