Traditional Ways to Use Venns
Some things never go out of style. To educators preparing for a new school year, Venn diagrams are as classic as motherhood and apple pie. So why toss a classic graphic aside like a pearl-button cardigan when it is so useful? Go retro and up cycle the Venn to advance professional writing. Use this academic chart to gather ideas quickly. Then, complete a project in a timely manner by seeing how companies, brands, products, or services compare and contrast. Teachers continue to give students Venns to analyze texts. Anything that could be compared and contrasted is fair game. Transportation of Union and Confederacy troops during the Civil War? No problem! Or. life in early-Industrial Age Paris and London in Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities”? Sure thing! Venns take on subjects across the curriculum with ease. Here is the reason: they are practical!
How Venns are Practical
Educators love this construction, because it is a complete visual. What is inside the two – or three – interlocking circles is the same. And the differences? They are easily located in the slices that do not intersect. While “bubble charts” facilitate brainstorming, the words inside of a Venn’s different segments accomplish the same goal. With less mess. The analysis happens rapidly, because of the way this compare/contrast visual is in place. Students can easily access prior knowledge and link it to what can be found in sources. Then, they document it in class assignments, such a as a term paper or a Power-Point presentation.
Three Ways Venns Increase the Speed of Professional Writing
The Venn’s application as a business writing tool extends its use from the classroom to the boardroom. Everyone in a meeting can naturally use it as a reference. When ideas are quickly generated, Venns can sort random ideas for practical display and retention. Whoever is responsible for the notes from the meeting can quickly write a memo or status report.
Furthermore, when an entrepreneur or small business owner is working with a client, a Venn is a fast way to capture information about a product or service desired. Later. documents such as blogs, articles, and other forms of web content writing can be easily created from notes housed in a Venn filled with important points.
Finally, Venns can facilitate writing a public speech or webinar script. Key points can be jotted down, weighed for importance, and organized by priority. Speakers can implement Venns as visuals during their talks. These actions make for more powerful presentations. How? The graphic is used from the conception of the idea through the writing and editing of the draft. Then, the same visual is used through the practice of the speech or voice-over in a webinar into its delivery to an intended audience. The value of the Venn is in its ability to adapt to all of the phases of the project.
There are so many ways to apply this workhorse of a diagram. From the traditional use in the classroom to the implementation in business writing, copy writing, and speech/script writing, these graphic organizers speed up writing time. They create a common ground for group participants to work together. They are multi-tasking to work in any industry. In short, Venns rule!