Assignment: Organizing

Revisit your working thesis statement drafted in a previous exercise. Consider it from a “three story thesis” perspective, as discussed in this section.

  • Revise your thesis to fit the three story thesis model.

Use this revised thesis to consider what the necessary components of your argument will be.

  • List what specific sections will be required to convince your reader to agree with you. Refer to the Video: Logic and Structure page to guide you.

With your body components defined, do your best to map out key sentences (aka topic sentences) for each of your body paragraphs. Note that these will evolve as you get further into your project, but will serve as a form of an outline right now.

  • List key sentences for body paragraphs, in the order you expect them to appear.