Threads run through documents and hold them together. What are the threads? Simply, threads are topics. They are found by compiling, in order, the (grammatical) subjects of neighboring sentences and clauses. For example, if you underline all the subjects within a paragraph, this assemblage will group into topics. Easy-to-follow writing usually has one, two, or, at most, three easy-to-identify threads running through and, possibly, interwoven within the paragraph. Disjointed, hard-to-follow writing has more and, here, more may include isolated threads (i.e., a subject that lacks threading to preceding or proceeding subjects), or no, or very little discernable thread structure. Identifying...

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