Ch 4: Organization

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about the different aspects of how to organize your writing. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Organization: Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Writing clear sentences and having a great idea may be a nice start to writing a good essay, but without proper organization, you won't get very far. If your thoughts and ideas don't flow, then nobody will want to read what you write. In this chapter, you'll study how to put paragraphs together, how to create a main idea and topic sentence to give your essay a solid foundation and general tips for organizing your essay in a logical and easy to read manner. After completing this chapter, you will have a good idea of how to put together an essay that reads easily and enables your reader to clearly understand what you are trying to say. Some of the things the lessons will cover more in depth include:

  • How to develop a paragraph
  • Why topic sentences are important
  • How to write transition sentences
  • The basic organization of an essay
  • Organization patterns used in writing an essay
  • Paragraphing rules

Paragraphs: Definition & Rules Discover the rules and process of paragraph development.
Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & topic Sentences Examine the difference between a main idea and thesis. Also study the importance of topic sentences.
How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences Learn how to write strong transition sentences.
How to Organize an Essay Get tips and ideas on organizing an essay.
Organizational Patterns: Chronological Order, Order of Importance, Comparison & Contrast and Cause & Effect Analyze the different ways an essay can be organized.

Chapter Practice Exam
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