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Ordering your ideas

A good essay lays out issues in a helpful and clear order.

Here's an argument map:

If you were going to write an essay based on this map, one important job would be to work out the best way to arrange the ideas on the page.

The map is very clear about how the reasoning goes. We can keep this clarity by carefully arranging the claims in the essay:

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Set 6 - Essays • Second page • Third page • Ordering ideas • Exercise 1 • Signposting • Exercise 2 • Final

Austhink 2007.  Rationale Exercises version 0.1, Sep-07

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