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Inverted Pyramid – No Toppling

Last updated Oct 17, 2003.

In English, many of us learned to write an introduction, support paragraphs, and save the best for last in the conclusion. I learned quickly that it's a hard habit to break while writing my first online article. The editor wanted the article in an inverted pyramid style, giving the answers first or put the conclusion and important information at the beginning. To me, it's like reading the last page of a mystery novel. In reality, readers get the answers first and decide if they want to read further to get the rest of the story.