From Beginning to Middle to End

Click here to see detailed information for every writing trait from the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory.

How do you know if your paper is well organized? One way is to ask someone else to read your paper and then watch this person do it. If your reader has to return to the start to follow your ideas, then you have a problem with organization. Here are some helpful links:


Leads in Expository Writing - (Available only to


Not sure where to begin or end a paragraph? Looking for ways to help your reader transition from one idea to the next? Check out these links from the “Guide to Grammar and Writing”:

Help from our Library Media Center

Check out The Writer's Reference Center, a great database from our LMC.

For the username and password, click here.