Mapping Your Ideas

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Tutor: OK, we're making a lot of progress. You know what you want to write about, and you have a good working thesis statement.
Student: Yes, and I know where to look for information.
Tutor: Before you start collecting information, it's time to map your ideas.
Student: What do you mean exactly?
Tutor: When you map your ideas, you come up with an outline for your paper.
Student: Can you explain how to do that?
Tutor: Sure. Here is an example of how to develop an outline.