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information that can be proven true by direct observation or by checking a reliable reference source
the supporting details are connected and arranged so that the ideas logically and clearly flow
a way that the writer has organized his or her ideas; the most common are chronological, spatial, order of importance
organizational structure in which details are arranged in order that they occur in time
organizational structure in which the writer arranges the supporting details according to their location or space
order of importance
organizational structure of least to most or most to least; often used in persuasive writing
a writer uses these to create coherence; categories include comparing and contrasting, showing cause and effect, showing time, showing place; showing support
paragraph in which the writer provides information in the form of facts, details, examples, definitions, answers
paragraph in which the writer attempts to convince readers to believe and/or do something
the paragraphs of an essay in between the introduction and conclusion in which the writer presents the main supportive, concrete details to support the thesis
the last paragraph of an essay in which the writer ties together the supporting ideas and gives the readers a sense that the writing is complete
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