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ESSAY ORGANIZATION: HOME

This guide will help you organize your essays properly based on your subject and purpose.

INTRODUCTION

Organization refers to the order you want to put your ideas in a paper. The organizational pattern you use should fit your subject and purpose. 

BASIC ESSAY STRUCTURE

COMMON ORGANIZATION PATTERNS

Time order – presents a sequence of events

Space Order – presents, most typically, a description of a person, place or thing.

Logical Order – presents ideas in most effective way, either from general to specific, for example, or least important to most important. 

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOGICAL ORGANIZATION

In much of your writing, you will use a combination of the following logical orders, along with perhaps special and time order. 

 

 

 

(From The Everyday Writer)

Using examples to illustrate the main topic.

Writing what something is or is not.

Breaking a single topic into separate parts.

Grouping separate items of information about a topic according to their similarities.

To compare means to find the similarities between two things, while to contrast means to find the differences.

An analysis in which the writer determines the cause of an event, for an example, and its effects.

Presenting first a problem and then its solution.

Analogy establishes connections between two things or ideas.

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