Organizing your paper

Organizing your paper

  1. Introduce common organizing structures/patterns of organization and outlining.

  2. Explain how to choose an appropriate organizing structure (pattern of organization) that is appropriate to the purpose and audience.

  3. Explain how to sustain an appropriate organizing structure throughout the body of the paper.

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to prepare to write a paper and who is confused about how to organize a paper. It will explain several common organizing structures.

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Methods of Organization

This video explains different methods of organization for writing various papers. The audio explains the purpose for each graphic organizer while providing the viewer with a visual of the ogranizational pattern.

Choosing the Best Organization Method

This brief video explains how to choose the most effective and appropriate organization method based on a writer's purpose, audience, and information.

Source: Melissa Stephenson

Maintaining Organization

This video explains different methods for maintaining a clear and consistent organization pattern throughout your paper.

Source: Melissa Stephenson