In this chapter, the authors offer you four specific strategies for “connecting the parts” in your writing. Before reflecting further on this advice, look back to your first formal essay (or some other piece of writing done for another class) and examine how effectively (or not) you connected the parts for your reader. Once you have done that, respond to the prompts below.
1. Why, according to the authors, is it important to “connect the parts” in a piece of writing? Please state this in your own words; do not use a direct quote from the chapter.
2. Which of the four strategies identified in this chapter do you think could be most effectively used to improve your own writing, and why? Please explain your reasoning in detail and offer specific examples to illustrate your point.