Write with Titles and Subtitles

Good titles help you view your writing as a whole, and good titles catch readers' attention, pique their curiosity, and describe what your writing is about. Subtitles (subordinate titles, or subheadings) are words or phrases that stand for a set of ideas or a section of a paper; write them in the margins and let them help you structure your paper for both you and the reader. Subtitles do two things at once: they serve as categorizers for concepts, and they operate as transitions from one concept to the next. I try to do this as early as I can, but I find both the main title and the smaller subsections most clearly when I revise. (You see that I use many subtitles in this book. Are they helpful to you?)

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