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Organization

Even an essay with great ideas can be ineffective without logical organization. One of the focus areas of the revision process is to make sure the essay is organized in a way that makes sense for the audience, purpose, and subject matter.

Overview

Comprehensive tutorial on organization

Tutorial explaining how to effectively reorganize a draft

 

Organizing Specific Kinds of Essays

Compare/contrast essay

Literary analysis

Classical argument

The traditional five-paragraph essay

Transitions

Transitions are words, phrases, and sentences that show the reader how the ideas in your essay connect to each other. The effective use of transitions can greatly increase the readability and flow of your writing.

Connecting ideas and sentences

Connecting one paragraph to the next

Developing coherent paragraphs