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lesson bookUNIT 1 — Lesson 2A
Order of Supporting Paragraphs


Numerical Order

If the points in the essay focus on size, volume or weight, then the paragraphs can be ordered accordingly, for example: first, second, third; largest to smallest. This is not often used, but it can be effective in a classification essay. The following excerpts are listed in order of smallest to largest; you will note that they are also listed chronologically. As you can see, it is possible to use more than one method of ordering at the same time.

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