Effectively organizing your paper’s ideas is key! If your paragraphs are well organized, your readers can easily read and understand your ideas.
The three most common ways to organize a paper are by:
Your thesis statement, usually placed at the end of your introduction, points to the purpose of your paper and sets up readers' expectations.
REMEMBER: the thesis is not a mere statement of fact; it is an assertion (SCOPE) you must support (POINTS)
Use these organizers and outlines to help you organize your paper.
These organizers and outlines are based on thinking patterns:
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