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Clustering

 
 

Clustering is another way to think of new ideas. The word "cluster" means a group of similar things. Clustering means putting words into groups. Each group, or cluster, has a number of words that are related to each other. Clustering is similar to brainstorming. You try to think of many words and phrases. When you make a cluster map, you write the words and phrases in groups.

Here is an example of a cluster map about daily routine:
   
 
   
How to make a cluster map:
   
1. Write the topic in the centre of your page, inside a circle.
   
 
   
2. Write general ideas about the topic around the circle.
   
 
   
3. Write more ideas about each general idea.
   
 
   
4. Continue until you can think of no more ideas.