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Analyzing Written Essays
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The four types of essay organization discussed in the course readings are expository, persuasive, analytical and argumentative. The characteristics that make the essays that I read expository are both provided evidence, examples and facts to inform about the topic with a thesis statement as its base. The information was also presented fairly and in a nonbiased manner. For example, in the essay titled “How to Succeed as an Online Student”, it informed me as the reader that to master time management I had to first determine what time of the day that I was most focused on my studies. Then it went on to explain to me how I could manage my time wisely.
What distinguishes space organization from time organization or informative-process organization in an essay is that space organization involves the spatial organization of ideas. This arrangement refers to information that deals with the location of people, places or things. While time order involves the sequential or chronological organization of information from one time period to another. This type of development arranges information according to date or a specific time. Finally, informative process involves a step-by-step process with steps arranged in their natural order (Characteristics of the Expository Essay, 2012).
Organization of each essay helps the reader understand the subject matter of the essay by effectively presenting the authors information, thoughts, opinions and conclusions. The subject matter organization of an essay should flow from the presentation of the subject from the thesis through the bodied information to the author’s opinions and the conclusion based on the information that will be presented. If we look at the essay titled “A Soul as Free as the Air: About Lucy Stone”, we can see that the essay flows from subject matter giving an account of her life using a chronological order.

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