How to Organize a Paper: Ten Ways to Write the Perfect Document

Are you writing to give your employees bad news? Or are you writing to pitch a new idea? Or are you writing an essay with a persuasive argument? No matter your purpose, the way you organize your paper is critical to the way in which it will be received. To organize a paper, you much be conscious of what your goal is, what your audience will interpret your message to be, how you’ll build to your main point, and how you’ll leave the appropriate lasting impression.

The following graphic doesn’t cover all the ways to organize a paper, but it covers ten of the most common.