How to Write a Consistent Text: Logics in Writing



Have you ever thought about the recipe for the perfect text? Obviously, there is no universal one, but who can doubt that logical stories make greater noise?

In this paper, Lucy Adams, a blogger from Buzzessay, delves into these two concepts and explains how to build a text that will appeal to all.

What Kinds of Texts Do We Call Logical?

How to distinguish between logical and illogical texts? 

Well, when we call the text logical, we are always talking about the quality of interconnection of all its parts and their arrangement that allows the author to convey his ideas to readers. That is, we call the text logical when its paragraphs add up to a coherent story.

Alas, many beginners make such mistakes as long, irrelevant digressions, mixing of arguments, counter-arguments, and criticism in a single paragraph, and so on. All these shortcomings make text unreadable and unattractive.

Why Do Most Novice Writers Have Problems with Logics in Their Texts?

The main problem with the consistency and structure is that often an author has problems with putting himself in the reader's shoes. He is well-versed in the subject so that many things seem obvious. The reader, in turn, is not familiar with the subject and doesn't know the main ideas of the author; therefore, nothing seems obvious and logical to him. Moreover, he may have no time and/or desire to deal with the incomprehensible text.

Therefore, as a writer, you should look at your narrative from a different perspective, like at someone else's text. Try to remain unbiased or ask someone to read and comment your opus. Or after you have finished the text, put it aside for some time and then read it again to see weak and illogical parts.