Revising for Order & Emphasis

Organization is important not just at the document level, but also within sentences. In this section, we look at the important points of emphasis within sentences. These points of emphasis help you order information so that readers will be most likely to comprehend and remember what you have written.

Many writers pay little, if any, attention to the order of ideas within sentences. And yet, what information comes where in a sentence plays an important role in how well writers communicate to readers. In this section, we present the appropriate order for ideas within a sentence as a matter of emphasizing and locating information the reader already knows in relation to the new information the writer provides.