Paper Organization Disco!<br />Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough!<br />
Pre-Disco Disclaimer<br />Hey, crazy studs and chicks, remember that there are many sections of your paper that don’t fit ...
“More Than a Woman”Local      General or General       Local<br />Sometimes you can progress from one level of generality ...
“Night Fever”Chronological progression<br />This type of organization is great for showing how a topic has changed over ti...
“It’s a War”Argument and Counter-Argument<br />Presents both your and your opponents’ positions<br />This is a good organi...
“It’s a War” (Con’t) <br />Ex 2: 1- Some people think disco is dead, but they’re wrong<br />			2- Some people think reason...
“Good Things Don’t Last Forever”Strength of argument<br />You can put your strongest argument last if you want to give a c...
Jive Talkin’Popular expressions and “along the lines”<br />People already have some organizational expressions in their mi...
Jive Talkin’ (con’t.)<br />Without a popular expression, you can also set up a definition or partition and follow that thr...
Dance Practice<br />Make your own far-outline with one of these groovy organizational methods:<br />Local to general or ge...
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Paper Organization (Progressions)

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

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