How to organise your information
Once you have collected your information you need to organise it into a format that suits your task and final product and ask yourself these questions.
1) Is there a specific structure that I need to follow for my final product (the format / layout / design rules for a brochure will be different to a report or argumentative essay).
2) How can I organise my information to reflect my purpose / audience / presentation (product) format.
Often you will be 'merging' or 'synthesising' information from a number of different sources. This can often be challenging as you need to make sure that what you are writing makes sense and has 'your voice'.
If you have used a graphic organiser your information will already have been grouped together based on the way the framework is organised. The will make the final writing easier.
If you have been strategic with your note making (using keyword headings or focus questions) you may already have the information organised in such a way that it only needs to be 'tweaked' before it is ready for presentation.
This is a very important stage for determining whether you have collected enough information to answer your original focus questions. If you decide you still don't have enough information you may need to go back and refine your search and collect more information.