A two-page illustration of mind-mapping designs. There are five designs displayed here.T

    hese are most useful in working with complex data, issues, and arguments. They also serve as examples of how to outline an argumentative essay. Each is finally meant to be further adapted by you, the scholar, in ways that work for you and perhaps you alone. Good thinking shows up in good writing ( the contrary is also true, as in sloppy thinking = sloppy writing ), but good thinking often needs an outline to get started in the first place.