3. Create a graphic organizer
A graphic organizer is a necessary step in the project process because it helps you organize your thoughts visually, which helps guide your research. It also helps your advisor see what topics you plan on exploring in a visual way. There are several ways to create a graphic organizer. For example, you can use the shapes tool in Microsoft Word, the IdeaSketch app on an iPad, or MindMeister. Check out the video on how to use MindMeister, which works with your Google Drive.