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Logical Organizational Strategies for Essay Writing Practice

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Updated on Apr 25, 2014

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Logical Organizational Strategies for Essay Writing Practice

Practice 1: Analysis/Classification or Order of Importance

On a separate sheet of paper or your computer, create an outline using analysis/classification or order of importance as your organizing principle. Your outline can be formal or informal.  Use one of your brainstorms from Freewriting and Listing Help or Writing, The 5 W's, and Mapping Help, or one of the brainstorms provided as an example to create your outline.

Practice 2: Comparison and Contrast or Problem

On a separate sheet of paper or your computer, create an outline using comparison and contrast or problem → solution as your organizing principle. Your outline can be formal or informal.  Use one of your brainstorms from Brainstorming Techniques - Freewriting and Listing Help or Writing, The 5 W's, and Mapping Help, or one of the brainstorms provided as an example to create your outline.

Answers

Practice 1: Analysis/Classification or Order of Importance

Here's an outline using order of importance for the school uniforms issue:

School uniforms: a good idea

  1. Students and parents will save time and money.
    • spend less time worrying about what to wear
    • spend less time shopping
    • spend less money on clothes (fewer clothes needed)
  2. Students will be more confident.
    • will equalize students who can afford the most stylish, expensive clothes with those who can't
    • will take the focus away from appearance so students can focus more on schoolwork
      • with more focus on work, students will do better in school
    • will help students feel like they belong
      • students need to feel like they belong to feel good about themselves
      • uniforms create a sense of community and belonging
  3. Students will be better disciplined.
    • uniforms create a tone of seriousness
    • uniforms make it easier to focus on schoolwork

Practice 2: Comparison and Contrast or Problem

Part of an outline using comparison and contrast for the childcare issue might look like this:

Two options: nanny or daycare

  1. One caregiver vs. many
    1. with nanny, child has one primary caregiver
      1. develops strong bond with one person
      2. develops feeling of trust and security
    2. with daycare, child has several caregivers
      1. more difficult to develop strong bond with one person
  2. One child vs. many
    1. with nanny, child gets great deal of individual attention (even if there are siblings)
      1. all of child's needs are attended to
    2. with daycare, child competes for attention with other children
      1. some of child's needs may not be attended to (at least not immediately)
      2. child will develop social skills more rapidly by being in company of other children
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