For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com CheckPoint: Brainstorming In traditional brainstorming, individuals or groups of people compile ideas on a topic but do not evaluate or organize the ideas presented. In contrast, mind-mapping—also called concept mapping—visually places thoughts into categories. • Resources: Appendix C, Steps in the Writing Process, and Brainstorming Techniques • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • Use either the circular or linear map template in Appendix C to organize your ideas for your expository essay topic. COM 150 Effective Essay Writing Course Syllabus Page 16 • Address the following questions: Are you able to narrow your topic to a single spoke or to a subheader of a spoke on the map? How does mind-mapping prepare you for outlining? • Post Appendix C as an attachment and post your response to the questions.