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  • Paper Organization Disco!
    Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough!
  • Pre-Disco Disclaimer
    Hey, crazy studs and chicks, remember that there are many sections of your paper that don’t fit easily into 3-part theses. They include such useful sections as:
    History of the topic
    Review of literature
    Etc, etc, etc.
    Remember that we can think beyond 5 paragraphs. Dig it? Now, let’s get started…
  • “More Than a Woman”Local General or General Local
    Sometimes you can progress from one level of generality to another.
    This organization is good for showing differences and similarities among regions.
    Ex: 1- Disco is alive and well
    2 - Disco is popular all over the world
    3- Disco is popular all over the US
    4- Disco is popular all over Payson, Utah.
  • “Night Fever”Chronological progression
    This type of organization is great for showing how a topic has changed over time.
    Ex: 1-Disco was and still is and will always be great.
    2- Disco was great in the past.
    3- Disco is great right now.
    4- Great things in disco will happen in the future.
  • “It’s a War”Argument and Counter-Argument
    Presents both your and your opponents’ positions
    This is a good organization if you’re approaching a controversy.
    Ex 1: 1- Some people think disco is dead, but they’re wrong
    2- Some people think disco is dead
    -reason 1a
    -reason 2a
    3-But they’re wrong
    -reason 1b
    -reason 2b
  • “It’s a War” (Con’t)
    Ex 2: 1- Some people think disco is dead, but they’re wrong
    2- Some people think reason 1a
    3- But they’re wrong because reason 1b
    4- Others think reason 2a
    5- But they’re wrong because reason 2b
  • “Good Things Don’t Last Forever”Strength of argument
    You can put your strongest argument last if you want to give a clear, strong “call to action” feel to your argument
    Or you can put your strongest argument first to draw in an audience to a less-obvious position on the topic.
  • Jive Talkin’Popular expressions and “along the lines”
    People already have some organizational expressions in their minds (“Blood, guts, and glory” or “Top Ten List”). Use these.
    Ex: 1- Lovers of disco have faith, hope, and charity for the music.
    2- Faith in disco’s greatness
    3- Hope for disco’s future
    4- Charity towards disco flops and mistakes
  • Jive Talkin’ (con’t.)
    Without a popular expression, you can also set up a definition or partition and follow that throughout the paper.
    Ex: 1- Disco is popular. According to Expert Jamison, popularity of any type of music includes fans, followings, and festivals.
    2-Disco has fans
    3-Disco has followings
    4-Disco has festivals
  • Dance Practice
    Make your own far-outline with one of these groovy organizational methods:
    Local to general or general to local
    Chronological progression
    Argument and counter-argument
    Best argument first or last
    According to expression
    According to definition