Level Breakdown | Writing Commons | Kent State University

Level Breakdown

Level breakdown can be a visual way to organize your paper and brainstorm. It relies on some ideas being bigger or grouping ideas. Level breakdown is a great way to see how ideas fit within or categorize other ideas. It may also be a tool to let you chart how you move from one idea to another and how you might need to move from ideas in your writing.


Principle

List the main topic.  Below, write down several ideas that could be subtopics, which will later turn into your body paragraphs.  Be as general or specific as necessary in order to get your ideas out onto paper.