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  • at a standstill
  • undisturbed

adjective as in chronological

  • chronographic
  • chronologic
  • chronometric
  • chronometrical
  • chronoscopic
  • horological
  • horometrical
  • in due course
  • in due time
  • in sequence
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  • chronological
  • one after another
  • successional
  • understandable
  • uninterrupted

adjective as in fixed

  • back together
  • in working order

adjective as in okay

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adjective as in ordered

  • disciplined
  • systematized
  • all together
  • businesslike
  • in good shape
  • law-abiding
  • well-behaved
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  • conventional
  • in apple-pie order
  • neat as button
  • neat as pin
  • spick-and-span
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  • predisposed
  • all bases covered
  • all systems go
  • in readiness

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  • anticipating
  • at beck and call
  • at fingertips
  • at the ready
  • champing at bit
  • close to hand
  • in position
  • in the saddle
  • on the brink

adjective as in regular

  • standardized
  • alternating
  • established
  • symmetrical

adjective as in sequent

adjective as in straight

  • put to rights

adjective as in successional

adjective as in usable

  • serviceable
  • advantageous
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  • practicable
  • subservient

adjective as in utilizable

adverb as in in turn

  • consecutively
  • successively

adverb as in systematically

  • consistently
  • methodically

preposition as in up

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Soon the fall-in order was given, and the older rookies fell in under arms.

I say having my late governor and my late mother in my eye—that Georgiana don't seem to be of the pitching-in order.'

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On this page you'll find 568 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to in order, such as: cool, harmonious, low-key, mild, placid, and serene.

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  • appropriate
  • satisfactory
  • respectable
  • serviceable
  • pitch - perfect
  • companionate

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  • inappropriate
  • inapplicable
  • incompetent
  • incongruous
  • infelicitous
  • unqualified
  • intolerable
  • unsatisfactory
  • unacceptable
  • misbecoming
  • unbeseeming
  • incompatible
  • uncongenial

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Developing the language skills to build an argument and to write persuasively is crucial if you’re to write outstanding essays every time. In this article, we’re going to equip you with the words and phrases you need to write a top-notch essay, along with examples of how to utilise them.

It’s by no means an exhaustive list, and there will often be other ways of using the words and phrases we describe that we won’t have room to include, but there should be more than enough below to help you make an instant improvement to your essay-writing skills.

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General explaining

Let’s start by looking at language for general explanations of complex points.

1. In order to

Usage: “In order to” can be used to introduce an explanation for the purpose of an argument. Example: “In order to understand X, we need first to understand Y.”

2. In other words

Usage: Use “in other words” when you want to express something in a different way (more simply), to make it easier to understand, or to emphasise or expand on a point. Example: “Frogs are amphibians. In other words, they live on the land and in the water.”

3. To put it another way

Usage: This phrase is another way of saying “in other words”, and can be used in particularly complex points, when you feel that an alternative way of wording a problem may help the reader achieve a better understanding of its significance. Example: “Plants rely on photosynthesis. To put it another way, they will die without the sun.”

4. That is to say

Usage: “That is” and “that is to say” can be used to add further detail to your explanation, or to be more precise. Example: “Whales are mammals. That is to say, they must breathe air.”

5. To that end

Usage: Use “to that end” or “to this end” in a similar way to “in order to” or “so”. Example: “Zoologists have long sought to understand how animals communicate with each other. To that end, a new study has been launched that looks at elephant sounds and their possible meanings.”

Adding additional information to support a point

Students often make the mistake of using synonyms of “and” each time they want to add further information in support of a point they’re making, or to build an argument . Here are some cleverer ways of doing this.

6. Moreover

Usage: Employ “moreover” at the start of a sentence to add extra information in support of a point you’re making. Example: “Moreover, the results of a recent piece of research provide compelling evidence in support of…”

7. Furthermore

Usage:This is also generally used at the start of a sentence, to add extra information. Example: “Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that…”

8. What’s more

Usage: This is used in the same way as “moreover” and “furthermore”. Example: “What’s more, this isn’t the only evidence that supports this hypothesis.”

9. Likewise

Usage: Use “likewise” when you want to talk about something that agrees with what you’ve just mentioned. Example: “Scholar A believes X. Likewise, Scholar B argues compellingly in favour of this point of view.”

10. Similarly

Usage: Use “similarly” in the same way as “likewise”. Example: “Audiences at the time reacted with shock to Beethoven’s new work, because it was very different to what they were used to. Similarly, we have a tendency to react with surprise to the unfamiliar.”

11. Another key thing to remember

Usage: Use the phrase “another key point to remember” or “another key fact to remember” to introduce additional facts without using the word “also”. Example: “As a Romantic, Blake was a proponent of a closer relationship between humans and nature. Another key point to remember is that Blake was writing during the Industrial Revolution, which had a major impact on the world around him.”

12. As well as

Usage: Use “as well as” instead of “also” or “and”. Example: “Scholar A argued that this was due to X, as well as Y.”

13. Not only… but also

Usage: This wording is used to add an extra piece of information, often something that’s in some way more surprising or unexpected than the first piece of information. Example: “Not only did Edmund Hillary have the honour of being the first to reach the summit of Everest, but he was also appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.”

14. Coupled with

Usage: Used when considering two or more arguments at a time. Example: “Coupled with the literary evidence, the statistics paint a compelling view of…”

15. Firstly, secondly, thirdly…

Usage: This can be used to structure an argument, presenting facts clearly one after the other. Example: “There are many points in support of this view. Firstly, X. Secondly, Y. And thirdly, Z.

16. Not to mention/to say nothing of

Usage: “Not to mention” and “to say nothing of” can be used to add extra information with a bit of emphasis. Example: “The war caused unprecedented suffering to millions of people, not to mention its impact on the country’s economy.”

Words and phrases for demonstrating contrast

When you’re developing an argument, you will often need to present contrasting or opposing opinions or evidence – “it could show this, but it could also show this”, or “X says this, but Y disagrees”. This section covers words you can use instead of the “but” in these examples, to make your writing sound more intelligent and interesting.

17. However

Usage: Use “however” to introduce a point that disagrees with what you’ve just said. Example: “Scholar A thinks this. However, Scholar B reached a different conclusion.”

18. On the other hand

Usage: Usage of this phrase includes introducing a contrasting interpretation of the same piece of evidence, a different piece of evidence that suggests something else, or an opposing opinion. Example: “The historical evidence appears to suggest a clear-cut situation. On the other hand, the archaeological evidence presents a somewhat less straightforward picture of what happened that day.”

19. Having said that

Usage: Used in a similar manner to “on the other hand” or “but”. Example: “The historians are unanimous in telling us X, an agreement that suggests that this version of events must be an accurate account. Having said that, the archaeology tells a different story.”

20. By contrast/in comparison

Usage: Use “by contrast” or “in comparison” when you’re comparing and contrasting pieces of evidence. Example: “Scholar A’s opinion, then, is based on insufficient evidence. By contrast, Scholar B’s opinion seems more plausible.”

21. Then again

Usage: Use this to cast doubt on an assertion. Example: “Writer A asserts that this was the reason for what happened. Then again, it’s possible that he was being paid to say this.”

22. That said

Usage: This is used in the same way as “then again”. Example: “The evidence ostensibly appears to point to this conclusion. That said, much of the evidence is unreliable at best.”

Usage: Use this when you want to introduce a contrasting idea. Example: “Much of scholarship has focused on this evidence. Yet not everyone agrees that this is the most important aspect of the situation.”

Adding a proviso or acknowledging reservations

Sometimes, you may need to acknowledge a shortfalling in a piece of evidence, or add a proviso. Here are some ways of doing so.

24. Despite this

Usage: Use “despite this” or “in spite of this” when you want to outline a point that stands regardless of a shortfalling in the evidence. Example: “The sample size was small, but the results were important despite this.”

25. With this in mind

Usage: Use this when you want your reader to consider a point in the knowledge of something else. Example: “We’ve seen that the methods used in the 19th century study did not always live up to the rigorous standards expected in scientific research today, which makes it difficult to draw definite conclusions. With this in mind, let’s look at a more recent study to see how the results compare.”

26. Provided that

Usage: This means “on condition that”. You can also say “providing that” or just “providing” to mean the same thing. Example: “We may use this as evidence to support our argument, provided that we bear in mind the limitations of the methods used to obtain it.”

27. In view of/in light of

Usage: These phrases are used when something has shed light on something else. Example: “In light of the evidence from the 2013 study, we have a better understanding of…”

28. Nonetheless

Usage: This is similar to “despite this”. Example: “The study had its limitations, but it was nonetheless groundbreaking for its day.”

29. Nevertheless

Usage: This is the same as “nonetheless”. Example: “The study was flawed, but it was important nevertheless.”

30. Notwithstanding

Usage: This is another way of saying “nonetheless”. Example: “Notwithstanding the limitations of the methodology used, it was an important study in the development of how we view the workings of the human mind.”

Giving examples

Good essays always back up points with examples, but it’s going to get boring if you use the expression “for example” every time. Here are a couple of other ways of saying the same thing.

31. For instance

Example: “Some birds migrate to avoid harsher winter climates. Swallows, for instance, leave the UK in early winter and fly south…”

32. To give an illustration

Example: “To give an illustration of what I mean, let’s look at the case of…”

Signifying importance

When you want to demonstrate that a point is particularly important, there are several ways of highlighting it as such.

33. Significantly

Usage: Used to introduce a point that is loaded with meaning that might not be immediately apparent. Example: “Significantly, Tacitus omits to tell us the kind of gossip prevalent in Suetonius’ accounts of the same period.”

34. Notably

Usage: This can be used to mean “significantly” (as above), and it can also be used interchangeably with “in particular” (the example below demonstrates the first of these ways of using it). Example: “Actual figures are notably absent from Scholar A’s analysis.”

35. Importantly

Usage: Use “importantly” interchangeably with “significantly”. Example: “Importantly, Scholar A was being employed by X when he wrote this work, and was presumably therefore under pressure to portray the situation more favourably than he perhaps might otherwise have done.”


You’ve almost made it to the end of the essay, but your work isn’t over yet. You need to end by wrapping up everything you’ve talked about, showing that you’ve considered the arguments on both sides and reached the most likely conclusion. Here are some words and phrases to help you.

36. In conclusion

Usage: Typically used to introduce the concluding paragraph or sentence of an essay, summarising what you’ve discussed in a broad overview. Example: “In conclusion, the evidence points almost exclusively to Argument A.”

37. Above all

Usage: Used to signify what you believe to be the most significant point, and the main takeaway from the essay. Example: “Above all, it seems pertinent to remember that…”

38. Persuasive

Usage: This is a useful word to use when summarising which argument you find most convincing. Example: “Scholar A’s point – that Constanze Mozart was motivated by financial gain – seems to me to be the most persuasive argument for her actions following Mozart’s death.”

39. Compelling

Usage: Use in the same way as “persuasive” above. Example: “The most compelling argument is presented by Scholar A.”

40. All things considered

Usage: This means “taking everything into account”. Example: “All things considered, it seems reasonable to assume that…”

How many of these words and phrases will you get into your next essay? And are any of your favourite essay terms missing from our list? Let us know in the comments below, or get in touch here to find out more about courses that can help you with your essays.

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10 Better Ways to Say “In Order To” In Formal Writing

“In order to” is a somewhat redundant phrase. In formal writing, it would help to use something that doesn’t use excessive words. This article will share with you some of the best ways you can write “in order to” for your academic writing papers and other formal needs.

Better Ways to Say In Order To In Academic Writing

The preferred ways are “to,” “with the intention of,” and “so that.” They work well because they get to the point and try to avoid redundancies. While some people still opt to use “in order to” in their writing, these options are always going to be a more concise fit.

“To” is a great replacement for “in order to.” In formal writing, it works well because it removes the redundant use of “in order.” “To” already establishes why you have decided to do something, so “in order” is not necessary (as it means the same thing).

“In order to” still sometimes comes up in academic writing. There isn’t anything strictly wrong with it, but many formal readers would prefer not to see it because it is redundant.

  • We’re going to be exploring the rate of decay to figure out how long the life cycle of this plant might be.
  • The experiment was held in controlled conditions to make sure that no outside factors were going to play a part in the outcome.
  • I completed this in a controlled manner to ensure that nothing went wrong. There were too many potential problems here.

With The Intention Of

“With the intention of” makes your intentions clear from the beginning of your writing. This is a great way to engage the reader in a formal setting, showing them what you are trying to get out of you’re writing.

“Intentions” are good to establish early. The earlier you can write about them, the easier it is for a reader to follow along with your reasoning behind writing about certain things.

  • We did what needed to be done with the intention of completing the task within the first few hours of the day.
  • I thought about doing some more work for it with the intention of finishing it so that I could move on to the next project in no time.
  • The team worked together with the intention of setting a record for the most completed projects in the span of one week.

“So that” is a simple replacement for “in order to.” It allows you to explain why you might have decided to do something and what you’re expecting to get out of it.

This phrase works well formally, but you’ll also find it’s pretty common informally. That’s why it’s a good choice when you’re trying to use it and looking for a more versatile phrase.

  • I did it this way so that it was much clearer what I wanted to get out of it. It helped me to streamline my project.
  • This will need to be edited so that it is made easier for most of these people to read through. It’s all about user interaction.
  • Some problems need to be ironed out so that it’s a better fit for more companies . Hopefully, that won’t take long.

“So as to” is a simple way to show how you want to do something. It allows you to show the reader what you intend to get out of the things you’re writing about. “So as to” sets up a good precedent for whatever you’d like to discuss.

“So as to” is also considered a bit of a redundant phrase. It’s similar to “in order to,” meaning that it can be used formally, but there are better alternatives.

  • I completed the project quickly so as to spend more time working on some of the things that actually interested me.
  • I made sure to get it done in record time so as to help get it back to my boss before they realized they needed it.
  • We completed all of these experiments in the same way so as to ensure that nothing was left out and no variables affected anything.

With The Aim Of

“With the aim of” is a great way to show that you’re aiming to achieve something. It shows the reader why you might have made a decision in the way you did. Usually, you write this phrase before you have completed something.

In most academic papers, you’ll find that “aims” and “targets” are useful. It shows your readers what you’re trying to achieve. That way, they can follow your journey to figure out whether you managed to do the things you set out to achieve.

  • We completed all of the reports early that day with the aim of impressing our boss enough to let us go home early.
  • I made sure that it was going to be completed with the aim of showing everyone what was coming up in my presentation.
  • The database was created for all of the employees with the aim of making their jobs slightly easier when it came to data entry.

In An Effort To

“In an effort to” is another good way of showing someone why you make certain decisions. It can give them an idea of why you thought it was good to go forward with certain things in your writing.

It’s worth noting that a lot of people treat “in an effort to” in the same way as “in order to.” It is redundant, as “in an effort” is already explained by the use of “to.” Still, it can work well in formal writing.

  • I did all of this in an effort to impress my boss. I don’t think it worked out very well, but I’m glad I got a chance to put the effort in.
  • In an effort to complete the tasks early, I set up my desk to make myself as efficient as possible. It worked quite well.
  • In an effort to control the timings of the event, I made everyone follow an itinerary to make it easier for all of us.

For The Purpose Of

“For the purpose of” is a good way of showing someone what the purpose behind something is. It works really well when you’re trying to explain why you might have decided to do something in a particular way.

Using “purpose” here is similar to saying “effort” or “intention.” It helps your reader to follow along with why you’re making statements the way you are.

  • These projects were completed for the purpose of finding out which team worked the best together. They were rewarded accordingly.
  • It was all done for the purpose of completing the tasks that were laid out beforehand. It worked very well going forward.
  • For the purpose of this experiment, I needed to make sure that every variable was controlled before I could move on.

With An Eye On

“With an eye on” is a good choice if you’re trying to show what things you might be considering. In academic writing, it’s likely that you’ll want to discuss your thought process and ideas based on the context of what you write.

“With an eye on” allows you to show your thought process. It shows the reader that you’ve actively thought about certain outcomes before deciding on any final moves.

  • This was done with an eye on the changes laid out in front of me. It made it much easier for me to figure some things out.
  • I completed all of this with an eye on the impact that it was having. I believe it’s allowed me to come up with my thesis.
  • The issues came from the governmental differences with an eye on the things that were going to change from their disputes.

That One Might

“That one might” is a very formal phrase that you might be able to use in your writing. It works well to replace “in order to” as it gives someone a chance to understand why something has been done in a particular way.

  • This was done in a way so that one might have a chance to complete it on their own moving forward.
  • The user interface was created so that one might be able to control the different outcomes a little bit easier.
  • I have compiled all of these reports so that one might review all of the employees that are available for certain roles.

So As To Achieve

“So as to achieve” shows what you’re trying to get out of your academic writing. It shows the reader what you want to “achieve,” which usually allows most papers to come full circle.

For example, most formal papers will have an introduction that sets up some kind of hypothesis. This hypothesis will usually want to be “solved” by the end of the paper.

If you have “achieved” the hypothesis, then it’s wise to use “so as to achieve” in some cases to show how you got there.

  • This was done so as to achieve common ground with my fellow workers. It should be more than enough for us to see eye to eye.
  • So as to achieve peace, there are some things that have to be brought forward by the government to show that they’re serious.
  • I’m not going to be able to do this in a way so as to achieve the answers I’m looking for. I’ll have to work with what I’ve got.

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“In order to” is a common expression or phrase in the English language, used to denote the purpose or intention behind an action. While it is effective and clear, relying entirely on this phrase, can make writing seem repetitive or overly formal. Exploring synonyms for “in order to” diversifies vocabulary and enriches the texture of a paper, offering writers various ways to articulate reasons or objectives with precision.


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“In order to” – Meaning

The phrase “in order to” is used to indicate the purpose or intention behind an action or statement. It’s often used to introduce a clause that explains why something is carried out or what the intended outcome of an action is. The phrase is typically followed by an infinitive verb and can be used interchangeably with “to” in numerous instances. Another word for in order to is “with regard to.” However, more synonyms will be stated in the following article.

On our overview page for synonyms, you can find the best options of synonyms for a vast variety of words that are used in academic writing .

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“In order to” – General synonyms

Synonyms of the word in order to will be listed below.

  • Beneficial to
  • Conducive to
  • For the purpose of
  • For the sake of
  • In contemplation of
  • In exchange for
  • In favor of
  • In furtherance of
  • In place of
  • In pursuance of
  • In the direction of
  • In the interest of
  • In the name of
  • Notwithstanding
  • On the part of
  • On the side of
  • That one may
  • To counterbalance
  • To the amount of
  • To the extent of
  • Under the authority of
  • With a view to
  • With regard to
  • With respect
  • With the aim of

“In order to” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In academic writing, “in order to” is often used to indicate the intended outcome or purpose of a particular action. This phrase is useful in introducing clauses that explain why something is being done or what the expected outcome of an action is. It might be used to describe the goals of a study or research project, or to explain the rationale behind a particular research methodology . Synonyms for “in order to” that can be used for an academic piece of writing include “for the purpose of,” “to,” and “with the aim of.”

Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “in order to” for your academic paper? Have a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team .

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When writing, it is essential to use a variety of language and vocabulary to make the text more engaging and interesting. One common phrase used in writing is “in order to.” While it is a useful phrase, it can become repetitive and tedious to read. Therefore, it is crucial to have a range of synonyms and phrases to replace “in order to” and keep the text fresh and exciting.

Variations and Synonyms

There are numerous ways to replace “in order to” with synonyms and phrases that convey the same meaning. Some of the most common synonyms include “to,” “so that,” “with the aim of,” and “for the purpose of.” Additionally, phrases such as “with the intention of,” “ in the hopes of ,” and “in an effort to” can also replace “in order to” and add variety to the text.

Application in Writing

Using different synonyms and phrases can enhance the quality of writing and make it more engaging for the reader. It is essential to use these variations appropriately and in the right context to avoid confusion. By replacing “in order to” with different synonyms and phrases, the text becomes more interesting, and the writer can express their ideas more creatively.

Key Takeaways

  • Using a variety of language and vocabulary is essential in writing.
  • There are numerous synonyms and phrases that can replace “in order to.”
  • Replacing “in order to” with different synonyms and phrases can enhance the quality of writing and make it more engaging for the reader.

Formal Synonyms

In formal writing, it is important to use precise and concise language. Using “in order to” repeatedly can make the writing sound repetitive and unpolished. Therefore, it is recommended to use formal synonyms for “in order to” to make the writing sound more professional.

The following table provides some formal synonyms for “in order to”:

For example , instead of saying “I am studying in order to pass the exam,” one could say “I am studying with the aim of passing the exam.”

Informal Alternatives

In informal writing or speech, it is acceptable to use more casual language. The following are some informal alternatives to “in order to”:

  • For the sake of

For example, instead of saying “I am going to the store in order to buy milk,” one could say “I am going to the store to buy milk.”

Context-Specific Phrases

Sometimes, using a context-specific phrase can be more effective than using a generic synonym. The following are some context-specific phrases that can be used instead of “in order to”:

  • In order to avoid
  • In order to achieve
  • In order to obtain
  • In order to prevent
  • To meet the needs of
  • With an eye on
  • As a means to

For example, instead of saying “I am exercising in order to lose weight,” one could say “I am exercising as a means to lose weight.”

Professional Context

When it comes to professional writing, it is essential to use language that is concise, clear, and effective. Using the same phrase repeatedly can make the writing seem repetitive and dull. Therefore, finding alternative ways to say “in order to” can improve the quality of the writing.

For instance, instead of using “in order to achieve,” one can use “to accomplish” or “with the aim of.” These alternatives are more precise and convey the intended meaning more effectively.

Another example is when writing a project report. Instead of using “in order to” repeatedly, one can use “toward” or “aiming to.” These alternatives give the report a more professional tone and make it easier to read and understand.

In the interest of making the writing more accessible, it is also essential to use alternatives that are readily understandable. For instance, instead of using “in order to,” one can use “so that” or “for.” These alternatives are straightforward and easy to understand.

Creative Expression

In creative writing, using the same phrase repeatedly can stifle creativity and make the writing seem unoriginal. Therefore, finding alternative ways to say “in order to” can help in expressing ideas more creatively.

For example, instead of using “in order to achieve,” one can use “with an eye on” or “in pursuit of.” These alternatives give the writing a unique tone and make it more engaging.

Another example is using “that one may” instead of “in order to.” This alternative is particularly useful when trying to convey a sense of peace or sequence in the writing.

In summary, finding alternative ways to say “in order to” can improve the quality of writing in both professional and creative contexts. Using tables and portions of text with a different background to highlight alternatives can make them stand out and be more accessible to readers.

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9.3 Organizing Your Writing

Learning objectives.

  • Understand how and why organizational techniques help writers and readers stay focused.
  • Assess how and when to use chronological order to organize an essay.
  • Recognize how and when to use order of importance to organize an essay.
  • Determine how and when to use spatial order to organize an essay.

The method of organization you choose for your essay is just as important as its content. Without a clear organizational pattern, your reader could become confused and lose interest. The way you structure your essay helps your readers draw connections between the body and the thesis, and the structure also keeps you focused as you plan and write the essay. Choosing your organizational pattern before you outline ensures that each body paragraph works to support and develop your thesis.

This section covers three ways to organize body paragraphs:

  • Chronological order
  • Order of importance
  • Spatial order

When you begin to draft your essay, your ideas may seem to flow from your mind in a seemingly random manner. Your readers, who bring to the table different backgrounds, viewpoints, and ideas, need you to clearly organize these ideas in order to help process and accept them.

A solid organizational pattern gives your ideas a path that you can follow as you develop your draft. Knowing how you will organize your paragraphs allows you to better express and analyze your thoughts. Planning the structure of your essay before you choose supporting evidence helps you conduct more effective and targeted research.

Chronological Order

In Chapter 8 “The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?” , you learned that chronological arrangement has the following purposes:

  • To explain the history of an event or a topic
  • To tell a story or relate an experience
  • To explain how to do or to make something
  • To explain the steps in a process

Chronological order is mostly used in expository writing , which is a form of writing that narrates, describes, informs, or explains a process. When using chronological order, arrange the events in the order that they actually happened, or will happen if you are giving instructions. This method requires you to use words such as first , second , then , after that , later , and finally . These transition words guide you and your reader through the paper as you expand your thesis.

For example, if you are writing an essay about the history of the airline industry, you would begin with its conception and detail the essential timeline events up until present day. You would follow the chain of events using words such as first , then , next , and so on.

Writing at Work

At some point in your career you may have to file a complaint with your human resources department. Using chronological order is a useful tool in describing the events that led up to your filing the grievance. You would logically lay out the events in the order that they occurred using the key transition words. The more logical your complaint, the more likely you will be well received and helped.

Choose an accomplishment you have achieved in your life. The important moment could be in sports, schooling, or extracurricular activities. On your own sheet of paper, list the steps you took to reach your goal. Try to be as specific as possible with the steps you took. Pay attention to using transition words to focus your writing.

Keep in mind that chronological order is most appropriate for the following purposes:

  • Writing essays containing heavy research
  • Writing essays with the aim of listing, explaining, or narrating
  • Writing essays that analyze literary works such as poems, plays, or books

When using chronological order, your introduction should indicate the information you will cover and in what order, and the introduction should also establish the relevance of the information. Your body paragraphs should then provide clear divisions or steps in chronology. You can divide your paragraphs by time (such as decades, wars, or other historical events) or by the same structure of the work you are examining (such as a line-by-line explication of a poem).

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph that describes a process you are familiar with and can do well. Assume that your reader is unfamiliar with the procedure. Remember to use the chronological key words, such as first , second , then , and finally .

Order of Importance

Recall from Chapter 8 “The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?” that order of importance is best used for the following purposes:

  • Persuading and convincing
  • Ranking items by their importance, benefit, or significance
  • Illustrating a situation, problem, or solution

Most essays move from the least to the most important point, and the paragraphs are arranged in an effort to build the essay’s strength. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to begin with your most important supporting point, such as in an essay that contains a thesis that is highly debatable. When writing a persuasive essay, it is best to begin with the most important point because it immediately captivates your readers and compels them to continue reading.

For example, if you were supporting your thesis that homework is detrimental to the education of high school students, you would want to present your most convincing argument first, and then move on to the less important points for your case.

Some key transitional words you should use with this method of organization are most importantly , almost as importantly , just as importantly , and finally .

During your career, you may be required to work on a team that devises a strategy for a specific goal of your company, such as increasing profits. When planning your strategy you should organize your steps in order of importance. This demonstrates the ability to prioritize and plan. Using the order of importance technique also shows that you can create a resolution with logical steps for accomplishing a common goal.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph that discusses a passion of yours. Your passion could be music, a particular sport, filmmaking, and so on. Your paragraph should be built upon the reasons why you feel so strongly. Briefly discuss your reasons in the order of least to greatest importance.

Spatial Order

As stated in Chapter 8 “The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?” , spatial order is best used for the following purposes:

  • Helping readers visualize something as you want them to see it
  • Evoking a scene using the senses (sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound)
  • Writing a descriptive essay

Spatial order means that you explain or describe objects as they are arranged around you in your space, for example in a bedroom. As the writer, you create a picture for your reader, and their perspective is the viewpoint from which you describe what is around you.

The view must move in an orderly, logical progression, giving the reader clear directional signals to follow from place to place. The key to using this method is to choose a specific starting point and then guide the reader to follow your eye as it moves in an orderly trajectory from your starting point.

Pay attention to the following student’s description of her bedroom and how she guides the reader through the viewing process, foot by foot.

Attached to my bedroom wall is a small wooden rack dangling with red and turquoise necklaces that shimmer as you enter. Just to the right of the rack is my window, framed by billowy white curtains. The peace of such an image is a stark contrast to my desk, which sits to the right of the window, layered in textbooks, crumpled papers, coffee cups, and an overflowing ashtray. Turning my head to the right, I see a set of two bare windows that frame the trees outside the glass like a 3D painting. Below the windows is an oak chest from which blankets and scarves are protruding. Against the wall opposite the billowy curtains is an antique dresser, on top of which sits a jewelry box and a few picture frames. A tall mirror attached to the dresser takes up most of the wall, which is the color of lavender.

The paragraph incorporates two objectives you have learned in this chapter: using an implied topic sentence and applying spatial order. Often in a descriptive essay, the two work together.

The following are possible transition words to include when using spatial order:

  • Just to the left or just to the right
  • On the left or on the right
  • Across from
  • A little further down
  • To the south, to the east, and so on
  • A few yards away
  • Turning left or turning right

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph using spatial order that describes your commute to work, school, or another location you visit often.


Please share with a classmate and compare your answers.

Key Takeaways

  • The way you organize your body paragraphs ensures you and your readers stay focused on and draw connections to, your thesis statement.
  • A strong organizational pattern allows you to articulate, analyze, and clarify your thoughts.
  • Planning the organizational structure for your essay before you begin to search for supporting evidence helps you conduct more effective and directed research.
  • Chronological order is most commonly used in expository writing. It is useful for explaining the history of your subject, for telling a story, or for explaining a process.
  • Order of importance is most appropriate in a persuasion paper as well as for essays in which you rank things, people, or events by their significance.
  • Spatial order describes things as they are arranged in space and is best for helping readers visualize something as you want them to see it; it creates a dominant impression.

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Meaning of “In Order For”

The phrase “in order for” is commonly used to express the purpose or condition required for something to occur or be achieved. It often precedes a statement that clarifies the necessary circumstances or actions. In this article, we will delve into general synonyms for “in order for,” as well as those specifically used in academic writing. Additionally, we will provide definitions and examples to make the topic more engaging, informative, and comprehensive .

General Synonyms for “In Order For”

  • For the purpose of
  • With the aim of
  • With the intention of
  • To ensure that
  • In order to

Synonyms for “In Order For” in Academic Writing

In academic writing, clarity and formality are crucial. When discussing the purpose or conditions required for a particular outcome, consider using the following synonyms, which are more appropriate for academic contexts:

Synonyms, Definitions, and Examples

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Expanding your vocabulary with synonyms for “in order for” can enhance your writing, making it more precise and engaging. By using the appropriate synonyms in both general and academic contexts, you can effectively convey the purpose or conditions necessary for a particular outcome. Remember to always consider the context and tone of your writing when selecting the most suitable synonym.

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Where Is America’s ‘Rules-Based Order’ Now?

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By Spencer Ackerman

Mr. Ackerman is a foreign-policy columnist for The Nation and the author of “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump.”

No sooner had a nearly unanimous United Nations Security Council passed a resolution demanding an “immediate cease-fire” in Gaza last month than the United States and Israel acted as if it were a meaningless piece of paper. Israel, unwilling to accept a U.N. mandate, continued bombing the overcrowded southern city of Rafah and besieging Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Shortly after the vote, Biden administration officials called the resolution, No. 2728, “nonbinding,” in what appeared to be an attempt to deny its status as international law.

It was a confounding approach from an administration that allowed the resolution to go through with an abstention after vetoing three earlier ones. It also triggered a predictable bout of hand-wringing over the value of international law. At the State Department press briefing after the resolution passed, the department’s spokesman, Matthew Miller, said the measure would neither result in an immediate cease-fire nor affect thorny hostage-release negotiations. One reporter asked , “If that’s the case, what the hell is the point of the U.N. or the U.N. Security Council?”

The question is valid, but it’s also misdirected. U.N. resolutions that are written without enforcement measures obviously cannot force Israel to stop what its leadership insists is a justified war necessary to remove Hamas and prevent another Oct. 7 massacre. But it’s just as obvious what entity can make Israel stop and isn’t doing so: the United States.

Whatever the Biden administration might have thought it was doing by permitting the resolution to pass and then undermining it, the maneuver exposed the continuing damage Israel’s war in Gaza is doing to the United States’ longstanding justification for being a superpower: guaranteeing what U.S. administrations like to call the international rules-based order.

The concept operates as an asterisk placed on international law by the dominant global superpower. It makes the United States one of the reasons international law remains weak, since a rules-based order that exempts the United States and its allies fundamentally undermines the concept of international law.

American policymakers tend to invoke the concept to demonstrate the benefits of U.S. global leadership. It sounds, on the surface, a lot like international law: a stable global order, involving the panoply of international aid and financial institutions, in which the rules of acceptable behavior reflect liberal values. And when U.S. prerogatives coincide with international law, the United States describes the two synonymously. On the eve of Russia’s illegal 2022 invasion of Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned of a “moment of peril” for “the foundation of the United Nations Charter and the rules-based international order that preserves stability worldwide.”

But when U.S. prerogatives diverge from international law, America apparently has no problem violating it — all while declaring its violations to ultimately benefit global stability. The indelible example is the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which the George W. Bush administration cynically justified as a means of enforcing U.N. disarmament mandates. Iraq, the supposed violator, endured military occupation, while Washington’s unmatched military and economic power ensured that America faced little consequence for an invasion without U.N. authorization. Shortly before invading, the United States passed a law vowing to use “ all means ” necessary to release Americans detained by the International Criminal Court.

A cohort of American academics and once and future U.S. officials at Princeton later advocated what they called in a 2006 paper “ a world of liberty under law .” They framed it as addressing the weaknesses of international law, suggesting that when international institutions didn’t produce the outcomes favored by the “world of liberty,” there be an “alternative forum for liberal democracies to authorize collective action.” In practice, that forum has often been the White House. During the 2011 Libyan uprising, the United States and its allies used Security Council authorization of a no-fly zone to help overthrow Muammar Qaddafi — whose regime killed far fewer opponents than Israel has killed in Gaza since Oct. 7. American troops have now operated in eastern Syria for more than eight years, long enough for everyone to forget that there is no basis in international law for their presence.

That American-exceptionalist asterisk has been on display after each U.S. veto of cease-fire resolutions at the U.N. With Gaza’s enormous death toll and imminent famine , people can be forgiven for wondering about the point of the United States’ rules-based international order.

International law is unambiguously against what Israel is doing in Gaza. Two months before resolution No. 2728, the International Court of Justice ruled that the continuing Israeli campaign could plausibly be considered genocidal and ordered Israel to take measures to prevent genocide from unfolding. Ahead of 2728’s passage, the Canadian Parliament approved a motion, however porous , to stop new arms transfers to Israel. And the day the Security Council approved the resolution, the U.N.’s special rapporteur for the occupied territories, Francesca Albanese, recommended that member states should “immediately” embargo weapon shipments to Israel, since Israel “appears to have failed to comply with the binding measures ordered” by the international court.

But after 2728 passed, the White House national security spokesman, John Kirby, clarified that U.S. weapon sales and transfers to Israel would be unaffected. To the astonishment of some Senate Democrats , the State Department averred that Israel was not violating a Biden administration policy that recipients of American weaponry comply with international law. Last week, the White House reiterated that it had not seen “any incidents where the Israelis have violated international humanitarian law” after the Israel Defense Forces repeatedly bombed a convoy of aid workers from the World Central Kitchen who had informed the Israelis of their movements, killing seven.

The reality is that Washington is now arming a combatant that the United Nations Security Council has ordered to stop fighting, an uncomfortable position that helps explain why the United States insists 2728 isn’t binding.

And that reality isn’t lost on the rest of the world. The slaughter in Gaza has disinclined some foreign officials and groups to listen to U.S. officials about other issues. Annelle Sheline, a State Department human-rights officer who recently resigned over Gaza , told The Washington Post that some activist groups in North Africa simply stopped meeting with her and her colleagues. “Trying to advocate for human rights just became impossible” while the United States aids Israel, she said.

It’s a dynamic that sounds awfully reminiscent of what happened outside Europe when U.S. diplomats fanned out globally to rally support for Ukraine two years ago. They encountered “a very clear negative reaction to the American propensity for defining the global order and forcing countries to take sides,” as Fiona Hill, a Brookings Institution scholar, observed in a speech last year.

If the United States was frustrated by that negative reaction, imagine the reaction, post-Gaza, that awaits Washington the next time it seeks global support for the target of an adversary. The dead-on-arrival passage of resolution 2728 may very well be remembered as an inflection point in the decline of the rules-based international order — which is to say the world that the United States seeks to build and maintain.

Rising powers will be happy to cite U.S. precedent as they assert their own exceptions to international law. For as Gaza shows in a horrific manner, a world with exceptions to international law is one in which the least powerful suffer the most.

Spencer Ackerman is a foreign-policy columnist for The Nation and the author of “Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump.”

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  21. Synonyms for "In Order For"

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