This document is part of a collection of instructional materials used in the Purdue University Writing Lab. The on-line version is part of OWL (On-line Writing Lab), a project of the Purdue University Writing Lab, funded by the School of Liberal Arts at Purdue. Whereas, the ordering of the paragraphs is determined by the controlling idea of the argument.The most common choices of paragraph ordering are: The following provide a more detailed description of these choices in paragraph ordering: Paragraphs ordered in logical division is used when the topic is divided into separate ideas.
The following example (Figure 14) shows the overall main structure of writing and then how the paragraphs are ordered.
In drawing logical conclusions it does not matter whether the statements we accept as true are reasonable or sensible.
This is because we depend entirely upon the form of the statements and not upon what we are talking about. It can be used against you in an argument, but if you are familiar with them, you will be able to refute the fallacious argument.
This is a key step in writing a classification essay.
To classify, or sort, things in a logical way, find the categories to put them into.