The introduction of an essay creates expectation for the reader. We know what the topic and thesis of the essay will be, and we know the basic structure and development of the essay. As the essay develops, it needs to fulfill these expectations.
If the organization of information in the essay does not match what was promised in the introduction, the reader may get confused and the essay itself will not be very cohesive.
Checklist for Effective Organization
Let’s begin by considering the essential elements of effective organization.
Does your essay:
Let’s practice revising the basic organization of an essay. Your reader should be able to read the introduction and topic sentences of your essay and have a clear idea of what the essay accomplishes.
Read over the Introduction to the essay.