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