Revising for Organization

In order to be most effective, a paper should be organized so that readers can easily follow your main idea. During the drafting stage, your aim was to create and then flesh out an outline based on your thesis statement. Now it is time to review how that draft turned out. First, consider some important questions about your thesis statement:

Using Your Thesis as an Organizer

Next, think about the sequence of the different paragraphs within your paper.

Organizing Your Paragraphs

Transitional Words and Phrases

To help you clarify the connections between sentences, consider using transitional words and phrases like these:

Also for example in fact
as a matter of fact for instance in short
as a result furthermore indeed
as I said earlier however nevertheless
Consequently in addition next
Finally in brief therefore
First in comparison to sum up