This is an Idea Rake template that can be used to generate topics and make a study plan with examples of the main subjects. The template is customizable with a few drags and drops in MyDraw.

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Idea Rake

What is an Idea Rake?

The Idea Rake is a table of contents or graphic organizer to provide students and teachers with a worksheet to generate ideas. It consists of a broad topic, followed by subtopics, and more details on the subtopics.

This type of worksheet has mutual benefits for students and teachers, as it is a more unconventional approach to learning. By the use of the Idea Rake, you can procrastinate ideas, organize a lesson, and provide a visual example to keep the learners focused.

7 Reasons to use an Idea Rake for your studies

  • Visualize and construct ideas.
  • Organize comprehensive material and/or sequence information.
  • Generate broad and subtopics.
  • Plan what to write for an essay.
  • Increase reading comprehension and brainstorming.
  • Compare and contrast ideas.
  • Show cause and effect arguments.

And what better way to stop the creative block than by using diagramming software, such as MyDraw to help you quickly and effectively organize your thoughts?

How to create an Idea Rake in MyDraw?

  1. Edit the ready-made template or Open a “Blank Drawing” file to create your own.
  2. Inserting a table is effortless. Go to the Ribbon and choose the Insert tab, then select “Insert” and specify the number of rows and colls to generate.
  3. To add fill you can edit the Geometry Fill and Stroke by right-clicking with the mouse and choosing edit column/row. Then you can apply a Border fill, stroke, add margins, etc.
  4. In the Ribbon, you can select the Design tab to choose from a variety of shape styles and theme colors.
  5. You can also use some shapes on your table. From Library Gallery use the search library to find more shapes, suitable for your template.
  6. Save the document in one of MyDraw’s native formats or export it in a preferred file format( PDF, SVG, EMF, VSDX, etc.).
  7. You can also export the document as a raster image.