Since I teach rhetoric and writing, one of the topics that often comes up is organizational logic. Organization is a powerful discourse strategy. It’s about how to order the discussion in a chain of reasoning that enables readers to follow your thinking. Organizational patterns reveal cultural and discourse community values too.
If a discourse values directness, I’d want to explicitly state early on what I’m talking about and why. If a discourse prefers a lead-in to the main point, I’d talk around the topic before naming it directly or explaining why I bring it up.
So? What’s all that have to do with my need to blog today? tee hee