Do you use a bucket strategy for writing?

Dear Student and writer:
Organization is key for writing. To write well, you need to have a plan, particularly for lengthy research projects. This plan could be a bucket strategy.

Imagine physical buckets that you place on your dining room table. Let’s start with 8 potential themes for your writing. Each bucket is one theme. Whenever you find research about this theme, you physically place in this bucket.

(You can create buckets (or folders) on your computer with the same impact).

Once all the buckets are full, then you start organizing each individual bucket. This is called synthesis: the multiple compare and contrast by experts in the field. What did each author(s)’ research offer about each theme? How can you organize perhaps 8-12 authors’ research in that section of your writing? Perhaps further group these 8-12 articles according to additional themes.
Remember, the goal here is to create a system for writing to organize your research into a story that your reader can follow.

The Bucket Strategy tends to be a very effective way to organize the information as you begin to write.
Let’s see what you may think . . .

Happy writing!

Dr. Cheryl Lentz
The Academic Entrepreneur

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June 12th, 2020 by admin

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