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Organizing Your Writing LATCH
LATCH <ul><li>There are only 5 ways to organize any type of writing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>L ocation </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Location <ul><li>Where things are located.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is particularly useful when comparing info that com...
Alphabetical <ul><li>Useful when you have an enormous body of information </li></ul><ul><li>Useful when you have an audien...
Time <ul><li>Works best when you’re covering events that happen over fixed durations. Think timeline. </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Category <ul><li>Organization based upon goods--think grocery store. Can mean models, types, questions. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Hierarchy <ul><li>Organizes items by magnitude from small to large, least expensive to most expensive, by order of importa...
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  1. 1. Organizing Your Writing LATCH
  2. 2. LATCH <ul><li>There are only 5 ways to organize any type of writing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>L ocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A lphabetical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T ime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C ategory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H ierarchy </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>Where things are located. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is particularly useful when comparing info that comes from diverse sources or locales. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparing industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groupings (parts of the body) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Alphabetical <ul><li>Useful when you have an enormous body of information </li></ul><ul><li>Useful when you have an audience that might not understand classification by another category </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone Directories </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Time <ul><li>Works best when you’re covering events that happen over fixed durations. Think timeline. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anecdotes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical discussions </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Category <ul><li>Organization based upon goods--think grocery store. Can mean models, types, questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Good for “things” of similar importance. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Techniques for organizing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of shingles </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Hierarchy <ul><li>Organizes items by magnitude from small to large, least expensive to most expensive, by order of importance. </li></ul><ul><li>Use this when you want to assign values or weight to the information. Most important should go last. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arguments pro/con </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Best _____ </li></ul></ul>
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