1. Or you might employ this technique in a letter explaining why you have decided to resign from your job.
2. You might use a similar structure in a cover letter for a job application, in which you describe all of your traits that would
3. make you an ideal candidate for the position.In a categorical structure, a series of equally important topics are addressed.
1. In an evaluative essay writingstructure, a problem is introduced, and then pros and cons are weighed.
2. You might employ an evaluative structure when writing an e-mail to ask a close friend for advice.
1. When your focus is more the actual telling of the story than the end result, employ a chronological structure.
2. Think of joke telling. “Three guys walk into a bar…” sets up a sequence of events to deliver that final punch line.
3. Similarly, most short stories and novels are written chronologically.
1. This structure is similar to evaluative, but it is used when there are more layers to the situation at hand that is being weighed.
2. You might use a comparative structure if you were writing a speech for a debate team to explain the various reasons why you feel your point is stronger than your opponent’s.
3. Or you might use a comparative structure to write a letter to the editor explaining all the reasons you disagree with the city council’s decision to raise local taxes.
五、顺序式结构（ Sequential structure）
1. This structure is similar to Chronological, but is normally employed with a how-to voice when a step-by-step process is being described.
2. If you were going to write about how to make your famous chocolate layer cake, or how to get to a great bed-and-breakfast you discovered out in the country, you would write sequentially, using words like, “First,” “Next,” “Then,” and “Finally” to clarify your instructions.
1. This structure might at first glance seem similar to Comparative structures, but it differs in that it does not involve weighing options against one another.
2. Instead, it discusses the causes and then the effects regarding a particular topic or issue in that order.
3. You might use this structure if you were writing an article on how something has come about, such as the contributing factors to air pollution.