Creating a Concept Map
In this assignment, you will complete two tasks: (1) using the first step of the writing process to create a
concept map; and (2) writing a paragraph to reflect on this step.
Task 1: Create a Concept Map
Think of a time when you have had to make a choice such as buying a car, purchasing a home,
picking a major, or choosing a career.
Create a concept map on the choice you have made.
Task 2: Write a Paragraph
Write a well-developed paragraph explaining the steps involved in creating the concept map.
In the paragraph, explain the steps involved in creating the concept map.
Explain ways in which the concept mapping technique was helpful for you in generating the main
points and additional supporting ideas.
State how the concept mapping technique can be beneficial in various types of writing projects in
both school and the workplace.
Include the concept map and paragraph in a Microsoft Word document for submission.
Submit your responses in a Microsoft Word document with the following specifications:
Font: Arial, 12-Point
Line Spacing: Double
Length: 300 words
Note: You will have two attempts to work on this assessment. The instructor will issue a grade on the first
draft submission. After receiving comments and feedback from your instructor, you have the option to
revise the concept map and submit it for regrading. If a second attempt is not submitted, the grade for the
first attempt will be scored as the final grade for the assessment.
EN1320: Module 1 Initiating the Writing Process
Creating a Concept Map
Your submission will be evaluated against the following criteria using the lab rubric:
Are the central idea of three main points and two supporting details for each main point correctly
labeled and organized in the concept map?
Are the links between the ideas and points in the concept map meaningful and complete in a clear
Is the concept map logically formatted using appropriate tools to show how the ideas connect to
and support each other?
Does the paragraph discussing the concept mapping technique contain a topic sentence, three
supporting detail sentences, and a concluding sentence?
Does the paragraph specifically explore how the concept mapping technique was helpful in
Does the paragraph explain how concept mapping can be used in other projects?