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Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
Essay Structure & Organization
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Essay Structure & Organization

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    • 1. Essay Structure and Organization
      Natasha Luepke
    • 2. Agenda
      Essay Organization
      Essay Structure
      Intros
      Conclusions
    • 3. Sequential
      Chronological
      Spatial
      Division and classification
      Decreasing order of importance
      Increasing order of importance
      General to specific
      Comparison
      Some Ways to Organize
    • 4. Making a sandwich
      Posting to the Kaplan discussion board
      Dinner options
      Using a new database at the office
      Pros and cons of using email
      Explaining why your favorite TV is the best
      What are some ways to organize the following?
    • 5. Thinking about Structure
      An essay’s “skeleton”
      General to specific, specific to general
      Hook the reader
      Explain main point (thesis)
      Support main point
      Reiterate main points
    • 6.
    • 7.
    • 8. Introductions
      Hook the reader. Draw them in.
      Strategies: A surprising fact, a startling statistic.
      Connect this to the essay’s theme. Why should the reader care?
      Expand on this.
      Move into the paper’s main point.
    • 9. Introductions
      Hook the reader. Draw them in.
      Strategies: A surprising fact, a startling statistic.
      “Many people do not realize that 75% of all paper is thrown away, instead of recycled (Smith, 2009).”
      Connect this to the essay’s theme. Why should the reader care?
      “This translates to a lot of wasted resources and a lot of wasted money.”
      Expand on this.
      “However, there are many things this company can do to save both.”
      Move into the paper’s main point:
      “Creating a company-wide recycling program will benefit not only the environment, but this company’s bottom line.”
      Is the thesis debatable? Yes. Why? Maybe there are better ways to save money. Maybe it will cost too much money to start this program. Maybe the company should do more than just start a recycling program.
    • 10. Sample Intro
      Many people do not realize that 75% of all paper is thrown away, instead of recycled (Smith, 2009). This translates to a lot of wasted resources and a lot of wasted money. However, there are many things this company can do to save both. Creating a company-wide recycling program will benefit not only the environment, but this company’s bottom line.
    • 11. Conclusions
      Mirror the intro
      NO new ideas
      Restate main points/how they fit together
      Leave the reader with something to think about
    • 12. Conclusions
      Restate main points:
      “While it a recycling program might initially cost the company in the short run, in the long run, it will pay for itself. Recycling will save paper, save, money, and save time.”
      Show how they fit together:
      “In turn, this company can spend more time on the important things, such as designing useful products and offering terrific customer service. This will improve the company’s image and allow it to reach new customers.”
      Leave the reader with something to think about:
      “By helping the environment, this company can also help its employees, and itself.”
    • 13. Sample Conclusion
      While it a recycling program might initially cost the company in the short run, in the long run, it will pay for itself. Recycling will save paper, save, money, and save time. In turn, this company can spend more time on the important things, such as designing useful products and offering terrific customer service. This will improve the company’s image and allow it to reach new customers. By helping the environment, this company can also help its employees, and itself.

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