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Index to Chapter 25: Review of the inverted pyramid; Telling the story in chronological order; The pyramid of pyramids; To summarise; Looking for something?

Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind's basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it's too late – we've got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

How to Write a Police Report. If you're a police officer or security guard, knowing how to write up a detailed and accurate report is important. A good incident.

Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s too late – we''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ve got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

What if you describe an issue that develops in four steps. (For example, a deliberate escalation, which is not that uncommon these days.) When you have described the steps you arrive at the issue. When you explain the issue, it seems especially handy to start at the latest point, which seems also most crucial in order to understand what the “issue” is.
(Some of the information that has come before can help to prepare it, but it doesn’t necessarily go into details yet.)

Then it seems, starting from the “crucial” point you also refer backwards and explain the steps in detail and also the cross-references of the steps. This seems tricky. Either one simply goes backwards to step one, or one addresses some logical or topical issues inbetween in regard to the cross-references (step 4 says something about step 1 which says something about something else do you wait till step 1 or do you address it together with step 4?).
The latter might make it less chronological but perhaps more impactful in regard to some points.

If you''''re a police officer or security guard, knowing how to write up a detailed and accurate report is important. A good incident report gives a thorough account of what happened and sticks to the facts. If you''''re trying to write a police report, or are curious about how the police put together their reports, learning what to include and how to format the report is helpful.

Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s too late – we''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ve got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

What if you describe an issue that develops in four steps. (For example, a deliberate escalation, which is not that uncommon these days.) When you have described the steps you arrive at the issue. When you explain the issue, it seems especially handy to start at the latest point, which seems also most crucial in order to understand what the “issue” is.
(Some of the information that has come before can help to prepare it, but it doesn’t necessarily go into details yet.)

Then it seems, starting from the “crucial” point you also refer backwards and explain the steps in detail and also the cross-references of the steps. This seems tricky. Either one simply goes backwards to step one, or one addresses some logical or topical issues inbetween in regard to the cross-references (step 4 says something about step 1 which says something about something else do you wait till step 1 or do you address it together with step 4?).
The latter might make it less chronological but perhaps more impactful in regard to some points.

If you''''''''''''''''re a police officer or security guard, knowing how to write up a detailed and accurate report is important. A good incident report gives a thorough account of what happened and sticks to the facts. If you''''''''''''''''re trying to write a police report, or are curious about how the police put together their reports, learning what to include and how to format the report is helpful.

© 1999. May be used by teachers for nonprofit educational use. May not be reprinted elsewhere without permission. Available at:

In their pursuit of clear, concise writing, journalism students sometimes develop the habit of writing everything in short, choppy paragraphs that are unrelated to one another. Reviewing any good high school writing handbook will remind you that considerable thought has been given to how longer paragraphs can be developed into well focused presentations of single units of thought.

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Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind''''''''s basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners'''''''' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it''''''''s too late – we''''''''ve got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

What if you describe an issue that develops in four steps. (For example, a deliberate escalation, which is not that uncommon these days.) When you have described the steps you arrive at the issue. When you explain the issue, it seems especially handy to start at the latest point, which seems also most crucial in order to understand what the “issue” is.
(Some of the information that has come before can help to prepare it, but it doesn’t necessarily go into details yet.)

Then it seems, starting from the “crucial” point you also refer backwards and explain the steps in detail and also the cross-references of the steps. This seems tricky. Either one simply goes backwards to step one, or one addresses some logical or topical issues inbetween in regard to the cross-references (step 4 says something about step 1 which says something about something else do you wait till step 1 or do you address it together with step 4?).
The latter might make it less chronological but perhaps more impactful in regard to some points.

If you're a police officer or security guard, knowing how to write up a detailed and accurate report is important. A good incident report gives a thorough account of what happened and sticks to the facts. If you're trying to write a police report, or are curious about how the police put together their reports, learning what to include and how to format the report is helpful.

Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s too late – we''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ve got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

What if you describe an issue that develops in four steps. (For example, a deliberate escalation, which is not that uncommon these days.) When you have described the steps you arrive at the issue. When you explain the issue, it seems especially handy to start at the latest point, which seems also most crucial in order to understand what the “issue” is.
(Some of the information that has come before can help to prepare it, but it doesn’t necessarily go into details yet.)

Then it seems, starting from the “crucial” point you also refer backwards and explain the steps in detail and also the cross-references of the steps. This seems tricky. Either one simply goes backwards to step one, or one addresses some logical or topical issues inbetween in regard to the cross-references (step 4 says something about step 1 which says something about something else do you wait till step 1 or do you address it together with step 4?).
The latter might make it less chronological but perhaps more impactful in regard to some points.

If you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''re a police officer or security guard, knowing how to write up a detailed and accurate report is important. A good incident report gives a thorough account of what happened and sticks to the facts. If you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''re trying to write a police report, or are curious about how the police put together their reports, learning what to include and how to format the report is helpful.

© 1999. May be used by teachers for nonprofit educational use. May not be reprinted elsewhere without permission. Available at:

In their pursuit of clear, concise writing, journalism students sometimes develop the habit of writing everything in short, choppy paragraphs that are unrelated to one another. Reviewing any good high school writing handbook will remind you that considerable thought has been given to how longer paragraphs can be developed into well focused presentations of single units of thought.

In this chapter we build on what we learned in Chapter 3: The shape of the news story. Here we look at more complex stories, and how they are written.

In Chapter 3 , we saw that the basic shape of the news story is the inverted pyramid. This means that the most newsworthy key point comes first in the story, in the intro. This is followed by the other key points, in descending order of newsworthiness, so that the main detail comes first and the minor detail last.

There are 7 types of paragraphs: Narration Paragraph Narration paragraphs are most frequently used in fiction and personal statements. As such, they will contain all necessary components of action development: protagonist, setting, goal, obstacle, climax and resolution. Writing a narration paragraph requires, consequently, accounting for sequential order of events and chronology. There are many descriptive elements included in the body of a narration paragraph but, if composed correctly, the paragraph will prioritize action over description. Exposition Paragraph Often times, this kind of a paragraph is used as a component of other types of writing. It’s written in order to clarify or explain problems and phenomena. Writing exposition paragraphs requires strict focus on evidence and objective language. It can contain elements of comparison and contrast, or cause and effect writing as both facilitate accurate exposition of the subject-matter. Definition paragraph Definition paragraphs are used in order to explain the meaning, origin and function of things. They are used both in academic writing and fiction. To write a definition paragraph, writers should concentrate on the role of its subject in the context of the essay and account for evidence as well as examples accordingly. Classification Paragraph Writing classification paragraphs requires a more varied approach. It should be concentrated on defining as well as making relevant comparisons. In other words, writers should classify the subject of the paragraph in a specific context providing comparisons to corresponding ideas. Classification can be performed on multiple levels – semantic (comparing different meanings of things), linguistic (using vocabulary to show contrast), and more. Description Paragraph Preferably, description paragraphs should concentrate on action (verbs), rather than sensations or impressions (adverbs and adjectives), which ensures that the tone remains objective and authoritative. Description paragraphs should be detailed, clear, and render the represented reality chronologically. Process Analysis Paragraph It, usually, takes the form of a how-to paragraph which guides readers through a process or action to be performed. It’s very concise and uses formal, non-descriptive vocabulary. It should be written in chronological order accounting for subsequent actions or events. Persuasion Paragraph Persuasion paragraphs require exhortatory and dynamic language. They are aimed at persuading the reader into taking a particular action or adopting a certain point of view. They should be devoid of descriptive content and rely on the imperative mode instead.

C. Chronological order

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Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind''''s basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners'''' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it''''s too late – we''''ve got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

What if you describe an issue that develops in four steps. (For example, a deliberate escalation, which is not that uncommon these days.) When you have described the steps you arrive at the issue. When you explain the issue, it seems especially handy to start at the latest point, which seems also most crucial in order to understand what the “issue” is.
(Some of the information that has come before can help to prepare it, but it doesn’t necessarily go into details yet.)

Then it seems, starting from the “crucial” point you also refer backwards and explain the steps in detail and also the cross-references of the steps. This seems tricky. Either one simply goes backwards to step one, or one addresses some logical or topical issues inbetween in regard to the cross-references (step 4 says something about step 1 which says something about something else do you wait till step 1 or do you address it together with step 4?).
The latter might make it less chronological but perhaps more impactful in regard to some points.

Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind''s basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners'' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it''s too late – we''ve got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

What if you describe an issue that develops in four steps. (For example, a deliberate escalation, which is not that uncommon these days.) When you have described the steps you arrive at the issue. When you explain the issue, it seems especially handy to start at the latest point, which seems also most crucial in order to understand what the “issue” is.
(Some of the information that has come before can help to prepare it, but it doesn’t necessarily go into details yet.)

Then it seems, starting from the “crucial” point you also refer backwards and explain the steps in detail and also the cross-references of the steps. This seems tricky. Either one simply goes backwards to step one, or one addresses some logical or topical issues inbetween in regard to the cross-references (step 4 says something about step 1 which says something about something else do you wait till step 1 or do you address it together with step 4?).
The latter might make it less chronological but perhaps more impactful in regard to some points.

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Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s too late – we''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ve got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

What if you describe an issue that develops in four steps. (For example, a deliberate escalation, which is not that uncommon these days.) When you have described the steps you arrive at the issue. When you explain the issue, it seems especially handy to start at the latest point, which seems also most crucial in order to understand what the “issue” is.
(Some of the information that has come before can help to prepare it, but it doesn’t necessarily go into details yet.)

Then it seems, starting from the “crucial” point you also refer backwards and explain the steps in detail and also the cross-references of the steps. This seems tricky. Either one simply goes backwards to step one, or one addresses some logical or topical issues inbetween in regard to the cross-references (step 4 says something about step 1 which says something about something else do you wait till step 1 or do you address it together with step 4?).
The latter might make it less chronological but perhaps more impactful in regard to some points.

If you''''''''re a police officer or security guard, knowing how to write up a detailed and accurate report is important. A good incident report gives a thorough account of what happened and sticks to the facts. If you''''''''re trying to write a police report, or are curious about how the police put together their reports, learning what to include and how to format the report is helpful.

(basic layout of an essay) Introduction P1 P2 P3 Conclusion -Paragraphs in chronological order -Use plenty of examples and quotes from sources (and reference these) -DON T BE BIASED. Historians always have different views (this is from Modern History). You may say that most believed this , but evidence suggests, or other theories remain... Ok. Civil rights, huh? I ve got to admit I recall very little from yr 10. P1: -Very brief history describing things before movements began, to inform of situation. -Problems/struggles faced -How it arose, significant people, the tip of the iceberg? -How it all began 2nd paragraph: Describe what was done. In ur 3rd or last paragraph: -The resulting affect (e.g. on society) Cover a wide range of gathered information, briefing and dropping-in less important but good to mention facts, and describing in detail of significant events. A lot of description on 1 or 2 things with little other, gives the impression that you don t have a full understanding of the topic.

Paragraph writing remains one of the most important parts of writing. The paragraph serves as a container for each of the ideas of an essay or other piece of writing. Paragraphs are versatile and can take many forms that strengthen your writing, provide variety for readers, and help readers to organize the ideas you present.

While it is true that a paragraph may be of any length, it is most common for an essay paragraph to be at least 3-5 sentences long and to be no longer than half a typed, double-spaced page. Journalism paragraphs (newspapers and magazines) tend to be 1-3 sentences long. Some paragraphs in books, especially technical treatises, might go on for several printed pages.

Writing a Narrative composition appeals to one of humankind''''''''''''''''s basic instincts, the impulse to share stories. Sometimes the aim of the story-teller is simply to entertain, to provide a moment of escape from the business of the day or the horrors of the night, but sometimes the aim of the story-teller is to instruct, to help others in their understanding of something. The best part of teaching in this way is that our listeners'''''''''''''''' natural resistance to heeding the words of others is low and they are not always aware that they are being taught anything until it''''''''''''''''s too late – we''''''''''''''''ve got them.

The skills needed to narrate a story well are not entirely the same as the skills needed to write a good essay. Some wonderful short fiction writers are not particularly good essayists and vice versa. Still, it is useful to look at those elements that make up a good narrative and know how to apply what we learn toward making our essays as dramatic as possible whenever that is appropriate.

What if you describe an issue that develops in four steps. (For example, a deliberate escalation, which is not that uncommon these days.) When you have described the steps you arrive at the issue. When you explain the issue, it seems especially handy to start at the latest point, which seems also most crucial in order to understand what the “issue” is.
(Some of the information that has come before can help to prepare it, but it doesn’t necessarily go into details yet.)

Then it seems, starting from the “crucial” point you also refer backwards and explain the steps in detail and also the cross-references of the steps. This seems tricky. Either one simply goes backwards to step one, or one addresses some logical or topical issues inbetween in regard to the cross-references (step 4 says something about step 1 which says something about something else do you wait till step 1 or do you address it together with step 4?).
The latter might make it less chronological but perhaps more impactful in regard to some points.

If you''re a police officer or security guard, knowing how to write up a detailed and accurate report is important. A good incident report gives a thorough account of what happened and sticks to the facts. If you''re trying to write a police report, or are curious about how the police put together their reports, learning what to include and how to format the report is helpful.