Yesterday, I wrote a blog post briefly outlining all of the intelligences and some paper writing ideas for each type of learner. For the next few days, I will go into more detail about each intelligence and list some ideas for tackling the paper writing process.
The mathematical/logical thinker is great at solving abstract problems. They can easily do math problems in their heads. They categorize things and wonder how things work. They are likely to become doctors, engineers, mathematicians, and accountants. Based on these career choices, these learners may not have to do as much paper writing as someone in the humanities, but who doesn’t have to take intro college English?
Some of my clients have told me they prefer math to writing because there is a specific set of steps and one solution at the end. Writing is a messier process, involving lots of differing ideas and ways of approaching them. However, I think that a similar approach can be taken with writing as with solving mathematical equations.
I’ll admit it – I am kind of a math geek myself. When I was in school, I loved plugging numbers into formulas. If you are mathematical thinker, look at your paper as a formula. A well written paper is a very logical piece of writing and should follow a basic pattern. Download the PDF below for the formula for a well-written paper.
Another way you can look at paper writing is that all of the ideas and sources are parts of the equation, and your thesis statement is the solution to that equation. Writing the paper is just like writing a mathematical equation, only now, the parts of the equation are words instead of numbers, and the solution is mentioned in the introduction and the conclusion.