Multi-Column Graphic Organizers
The multi-column graphic organizer helps writers to arrange
information into a logical format that can be used for note taking,
essay preparation, or creative writing. When you need to group
information into categories, the multi-column graphic organizer
can make the writing process more manageable.
The multi-column graphic organizer serves many different
purposes. Students can use it to take notes on a class lecture or
organize data and details for any project. Writers use it as an
organizational tool for preparing an essay, because it allows
them to break up research and information by topics.
What is a graphic organizer?
A graphic organizer is a visual tool that writers use when
planning a piece of writing. There are many styles of graphic
organizers such as: outline, 5Ws, Venn diagram, 3 column notes,
visual cluster, inverted triangle, KWL (know, want to know, learn),
plot diagram, and there are many more.
Different graphic organizers tend to appeal to different writers.
For example, some writers use only the traditional outline for all
of their planning needs, while others will switch between
organizers depending on the writing style.
How can writers use graphic organizers?
Writers use graphic organizers in the planning stage of the
writing process, which follows the brainstorming stage. Take the
valuable information from the brainstorming and add it to the
graphic organizer. This process allows writers to keep their
important information which can be used in writing the first