Writing: Considering Structure & Organization
Dartmouth Writing Program
Provides information on organizing thoughts, coming up with a thesis statement, and outlining the paper. Focuses on how to form and strongly support an argument, how to maintain smooth transitions and coherence, and offers suggestions for writing introductions and conclusions.
Organizational Coherence in Academic Writing
University of Washington School of Social Work
Includes suggestions for structuring a strong academic paper. Focuses on introductions, conclusions, and body paragraphs, while discussing paragraph development and transition.
Four Main Components for Effective Outlines
Purdue Online Writing Lab maintained by Purdue University
Defines parallelism, coordination, subordination, and division in relation to developing an effective outline. Offers additional resources on how and why to outline, and provides sample outlines.
Organizing an Essay.
University College Writing Centre, University of Toronto
Explains the importance of planning a paper and offers suggestions for strong note-taking. Describes how to use note cards, the computer, and the circle method for effective note-taking. Also explains how and why to compile a reverse outline after a rough draft of the paper is complete.
Compiled by Rebecca Wertheim