Developing and Organizing Ideas

Developing Ideas

Developing Your Essay (University of Wisconsin Waukesha)
Examples of methods to develop the paragraphs and ideas of an essay.

Paragraph Development (The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Strategies for developing content coherent, unified, and focused paragraphs.

 

Organizing Ideas

Reorganizing Drafts (The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Useful guide to help logically organize ideas.

Writing Guide: Organization (Colorado State University)
Discussion of different types of organization.

 

Looking at Essay Structure

Resources for Writers: Introduction Strategies (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tips for writing effective introductions.

Transitions (The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Tips for using transitions to clarify writing.

Resources for Writers: Conclusion Strategies (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tips for writing effective conclusions.