Organization getting to the point

Bottom line

Make your main point easy to find.

My key advice on organization is simple: start with your main point. Tell your readers, right at the start:

• what you want them to do ("I recommend you buy a color printer")

• what your conclusion is ("Wages will increase next year"), or

• whatever your main purpose is for your document

Now, the main point doesn't have to be the first sentence (though it can be much of the time). I'm just saying that the main point should be up front—before your reasons instead of after.

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