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Organize Your information

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Once you have written your thesis statement, you will need to gather all your information and put it the order that you think will best persuade your audience.You need to provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.


Below are some examples of how you can organize evidence.


Comparing and Contrasting Information

Thesis: While both Russia and China built strong centralized governments after breaking free from the Mongols, Russia imitated the culture and technology of Europe while China became isolated and built upon its own foundations.


When writing this paper, first you would compare the centralized governments and then contrast the cultural goals.


Chronological Order

Thesis:  In the Charles Dickens' novel, The Christmas Carol, each of Scrooge's "ghost" encounters serve to progressively deepen his understanding of empathy and the human condition.


When writing this paper, you would present your evidence in chronological order. You would start with Scrooge's first encounter and show how Scrooge's understanding of empathy and the human condition is increased. Then show how in Scrooge's second encounter is more poignant. Finally, you would show how the final visit from the ghost is so moving to Scrooge that he decides to change his life. 


Order of Importance

Thesis: Playing sports is beneficial for children because it helps them develop better coordination, better cooperation skills, and better overall health.


This thesis already has the evidence laid out in order of importance and you would want to relay your information in this order as well. Organizing your information from least important to most important helps you drive your point home.