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The block method. With the block method, you present all the relevant ideas for the first subject and then all the relevant ideas for the second subject. If you use this method, which is more suitable for short papers than for longer ones, be sure to discuss the ideas in the same order for each subject.
In the point by point method, you examine one aspect of one subject and the same aspect of the second subject within the same paragraph. If you have selected the point by point method for your essay, the body should consist of a minimum of three paragraphs.
An argument essay structure can be organised in two ways. A Block structure is where the two main body paragraphs are divided separately into for or against OR a Point-by-Point structure where each main body paragraph has an argument followed by the counter argument. (
The primary purpose of descriptive writing is to describe a person, place or thing in such a way that a picture is formed in the reader’s mind. Capturing an event through descriptive writing involves paying close attention to the details by using all of your five senses.
Writing a comparative essayRead the topic carefully. Make sure that you understand exactly what the topic is asking you to do. Give roughly equal weight to each text. Choose your preferred structure. Focus on differences as well as similarities. Use linking words and phrases. Explore a range of elements.
In block format, the entire text is left aligned and single spaced. The exception to the single spacing is a double space between paragraphs (instead of indents for paragraphs). An example block style letter is shown below and can be linked to in our eBook, The AMA Handbook of Business Writing, page 455.
Full Block Modified Block Indented Paragraphs Date, signature, and closing begin at the horizontal center of the page. All body paragraphs are indented. Indented Paragraphs Blocked Paragraphs Date, signature, and closing begin at the horizontal center of the page. All body paragraphs begin at the left margin.
Block letters (known as printscript, manuscript, print writing or ball and stick in academics) are a sans-serif (or “gothic”) style of writing Latin script in which the letters are individual glyphs, with no joining.