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Go from general to specific; go from major to minor

Able writers who have a good knowledge bank can do this intuitively.

When they order their points, or paragraphs, they put the most obvious major points of the issue ahead of smaller points.

For instance when the topic is censorship, points about artistic freedom and the government’s moral high-hand come before the economic angle.

Within each paragraph, they know that they must discuss the general matters that consider large segments of society, before they zoom in onto the specific concerns of specific segments of society.

For example, when a point is about how technology helps us do the impossible, we present ideas on food or energy production, before something as narrow as in-vitro fertilisation.

Learn to prioritize.


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