“Generating Topic Ideas.” Please respond to the following:


  1. Choose a topic from the list in Appendix A of the student course guide.  NOTE: The topic you choose for this exercise will be the basis of your “Critical Thinking Paper” due in Week 10.
  2. On a piece of paper or in a Word document on your computer, use the “brainstorming” technique, “starbursting technique,” and “Five Ws for Journalists” technique to generate ideas for your topic.
  3. In the threaded discussion –
    • State which topic you chose and the reasons why you chose the topic.
    • Identify which of the three techniques was the most productive for you as a way of generating ideas. Explain why.
    • State which of these techniques you think you might use for future writing projects. Explain why.
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