1. Structuring content according to aspects
It is common for us to structure essays according to the aspects of our content. Is greater connectedness is more of a threat than a promise? Perhaps the main body of our essay might explore the following:
Paragraph 1: Is globalisation is more of a threat economically?
Paragraph 2: Is globalisation is more of a threat culturally?
Paragraph 3: Is globalisation is more of a threat politically?
However, there are many other methods of structuring the content of your essay, and, depending on the question, this might make for a more sophisticated essay. For example:
2. Structuring essays according to big ideas
Paragraph 1: Is greater empowerment caused by globalisation more of a threat?
Paragraph 2: Is greater exchange of information more of a threat?
Paragraph 3: Is greater freedom of choice more of a threat?
3. Structuring essays according to yardsticks/criteria
Paragraph 1: If the threats can be effectively managed, is globalisation more of a threat?
Paragraph 2: If threats are multi-causal (and not due to globalisation alone), is globalisation more of a threat?
Paragraph 3: If the threats only exist in the short run, but the promises persist in the long run, is globalisation more of a threat?
So the next time you plan your essay, do consider whether other approaches to structuring your content could add a touch of sophistication to your essay.