Structure and Organization
When it comes to organizing your writing, there isn’t one exclusive way to do so. It is dependent on your class, your topic, and the style you are using (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) But, there are patterns that can be used within your essays that can help to make your argument clearer, more logical, and easier to understand. These can include thoughtful thesis statements, helpful transition sentences, and strong conclusion paragraphs.
For examples and helpful hints on this part of the writing process, see the links below:
- Dartmouth – Institute for Writing and Rhetoric: https://writing-speech.dartmouth.edu/learning/materials-first-year-writers/considering-structure-and-organization
- UNC School of Education – Learn NC: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/few/683
- Capital Community College Foundation – The Guide to Grammar and Writing: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/organization.htm