Lists & hierarchies

Lesson
Lists & hierarchies
30 pages
Purpose
Learn to gather raw facts and explore ways of organising, relating, and presenting them.
Description
Much of writing is about gathering and organising details, and the foundational way to do that is through a list. This lesson explores lists in all their surprising richness. We look at flat lists vs lists with hierarchies. Ordered and unordered. Vertical, horizontal, and matrix. Even fictional and deceptive lists. And we analyse a range of curious lists from surprising sources, before ending with a checkpoint list based on a piece of Wimmelbild art to bring it all together.
Lesson type
Introduction
Genre / Topic
Lists, Reports, Research, Detail, Categorisation, Informational writing