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Thesis Workbook

Step Five

Brainstorming with Venn Diagrams

A Venn Diagram is a tool frequently used in brainstorming. In this section you will create a Venn Diagram to help you organize your thoughts.

Watch the video below to learn more.

With these links, you can download a blank VENN DIAGRAM IN PDF to fill out by hand, or, if you prefer to type in your work, download a blank VENN DIAGRAM IN EXCEL. Submit your completed Venn diagram along with your other documents at your conference.

To complete your diagram, separate your idea into three main components. What evidence from the text fits into each part, and what overlaps?

To continue, click on the "Step Six" link on the navigation panel to the left.