Experimenting with structure

Hi everyone

This activity is designed to help you think about how to structure your essays.

I’ve provided a list of headings (in alphabetical order) and would like you to put them in the order you think best supports an argument that answers the question:

  • Should we amend the Australian Constitution to provide protection for human rights? with
  • Yes, because …

Email Chantal for an annotated version of the table of contents that has explanations for the logic and tips for thinking about structure in your future essays.

The list of headings at the top of the page is in alphabetical order; they are numbered to help you keep track.  The number attached to each heading does NOT correlate to the heading number – it is just the location of that heading in alphabetical order.

This is more entertaining – and more effective – if you collaborate with a colleague on the activity so consider setting up a zoom meeting to do it together with shared screens. The discussion you have will give you additional perspectives on how people organise their arguments.

Have fun!