How Ideas Are Organised online Writing
Different text will be ordered in different ways. A story will be ordered in a
chronological way. Some stories start in the middle or end and these are
In a blog, the latest stories appear first. A dictionary or encyclopaedia will
have the information ordered in alphabetical order.
Paragraphs and Stanzas
In fictional writing paragraphs start with a topic. Starting with a topic gives
us an idea what the main theme is about the paragraph.
Good writers vary their paragraphs. Where a writer needs to explain, the
paragraph will be in detail. Where impact is to be achieved, the paragraphs
will be short.
Stanzas is a groups of lines that appear in a poem and are sometimes
referred to us poems.
Stanzas are set off from the other stanzas by having a line or indentation. A
poem uses imaginative language to express, ideas, thoughts and feelings.
Examples of different poems are: narrative poems, poems that follow a pattern,
shape poems, nonsense poetry There are many language features a poem
may have including, rhyme and alliteration.
Writers can use a variety of presentation features to make it easier to
understand the text.
Bullet Points, numbers
Font style and size
Questions which ask you to comment on the presentation features require
you to think about the effect it has on the reader and the value it adds. For
example, it might stand out better, or may grab your attention making it
You can mention representational features in response to your answer to a
‘How does the news article try to persuade readers to say green houses
gasses are destroying our planet?’