Welcome to the Learning Commons Quick Start Guide on parallelism!
When writing about any topic, structuring your argument well is essential to communicating your point. Using parallelism in your writing helps to strengthen your argument structure by representing consistent structure at the sentence level. Parallelism is especially important in writing thesis statements because the structure of your thesis statement serves as a template for the structure of your entire paper.
This guide will explain:
- How to identify sentences that violate parallelism
- How to make elements of a sentence parallel