When All Evidence Relates...
When all evidence relates directly to your main point, or thesis, and each piece of evidence is equally relevant, a typical arrangement simply introduces the position and presents each piece. Transitions connect each to the thesis.
Depending on their strengths and weaknesses, the order in which each piece of evidence is presented, as well as the rebuttals of opposing arguments, can differ greatly.
More often than not, even when all evidence is directly relevant, some pieces may be more convincing-less open to question or interpretation-than others. In these cases, arguments are typically arranged as follows:
- Introduction establishing the context of the argument as well as the author's position.
- Body of Evidence presented, depending on the audience analysis, from most to least, or least to most convincing.
- Conclusion summarizing the argument, presenting a call to action, or suggesting further research.