In a few words, how do authors arrange ideas in a text?
Text structure refers to how a text is organized. It helps readers better understand the information in the text. Common text structures include chronological, cause and effect, compare and contrast, problem and solution.
Chronological Order: The organization of events in the order in which they occurred. Cause and Effect: Explaining why something happened and what the result was. Compare and Contrast: Examining similarities and differences between two items or topics.
What is your favorite text structure?
Some texts have more than 5 structures, such as dialogue, description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. Text structure is the way a text is organized, including its sequence of ideas. The structure of a text can often be used to signal the type of text, such as a magazine article, a book review, or a research paper.
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