most general level, you can use the stress position to emphasize
a point in
Lines 9-21 show that when the compounds are compared
in terms of the gross amount administered to the test animals
in order to obtain the desired inhibition of xylene uptake, the
isomer is about 10 times as potent as the (-) isomer.
At present, excessive flows from rainfall and groundwater are
entering the City of Hopewell and/or Churchville Sanitary District
exceeding the transport capacity in some reaches of these systems.
You can also use the stress position to create
positive emphasis in your document and to focus on reader benefits:
hot and very dry, Kentucky bluegrass may go dormant: although
the leaves will brown and die, the crown and roots will remain
alive and capable of regenerating the plant when moisture returns.
You can use the stress position to create "negative
That is, if you're writing a persuasive document and need to convince
your readers that they have a serious problem on their hands, then
you can use the stress position to focus on these troubles –
which you go on to show your plan will solve:
Currently, each student learns how to preflight the aircraft
on a one-on-one basis with his or herindividual flight instructor
the course of many weeks. While generally effective, this
individualized approach is quite labor-intensive, time-consuming,
and apt to result
in a lack of standardization. The individual flight instructor
models his or her own procedures and providesvarious comments
different tasks to be performed and the different significances
of these tasks. After being walked through the procedure as many
as necessary, each individual student conducts the check while
being monitored by his or her instructor. The instructor evaluates
student's success based upon her or his own particular criteria.
You can use the stress position as a signpost
that alerts your reader about what will come next in your paragraph,
At present, excessive flows from rainfall and groundwater
are entering the City of Hopewell and/or Churchville Sanitary
District sewer systems, exceeding the transport capacity
in some reaches
of these systems. We propose to. . . .