Use a heading for each section of your document that you've blueprinted. For example, you could have a heading for your discussion of each of the three risks: noncommercial, political, and financial. The headings then become like road signs for your reader's "trip. "
Let's look at another blueprint, this from Consumer Reports, telling us how to buy a new car:
Before you think of shopping for a car, do your homework. Approach your car-shopping methodically, in the following sequence:
• Narrow your choices of cars and equipment.
• Find out what the dealer paid the factory for the car.
• Shop more than one dealer.
• Keep the transaction as simple and straightforward as possible.
Let's examine each step in detail.
As a reader, you now know, without guessing, the structure of the document you've just begun to read.
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