The biggest challenge that I faced during ENC 1102 was
learning how to focus & organize my thoughts for my
writing projects. I would like to share with you
examples that helped me with this problem, and
maybe they could be useful to you.
Opening & Closing
One of the most important factors contributing to
focus & organization of your paper is to provide an
effective opening & closing.
When constructing your opener, it needs to attract
your audience. You must include a strong attention
getter to get your audience to notice and become
focused on what you’re writing. Once your audience
becomes interested, they will pay attention to you and
anticipate further information.
It is vital to complete a memorable close. This can be
achieved by restating the main most important points
of your paper. The closing paragraph should be shorter
than the opening paragraph but more effective in
summarizing the main points and general theme of
Transitions & Logical Sequences
The next most important aspect of your paper is to
provide a transitional language & maintain ideas
through a logical sequence.
Transitions- words & phrases that help explain
relationships between sentences. The logic of the
paragraph must already exist in order for transitions to
Lastly, your topic or idea should be appropriate to your
Supporting points, paragraphs, statistics, arguments, ect.
Should all pertain to the general theme of your paper.
“Main ideas help readers remember important
“Supporting arguments explain main ideas.”
Get the Idea. 2009. 27 April 2009
Public Speaking Opening & Closing. 13 March 2009. 27
Using Transitions. 2009. 27 April 2009