What's the function of each stage?

Stage 1. THEME Stage 2. NEW
The kind of information you put at the beginning of a sentence to make the Theme, should be what the readers already know or have already been given in the text.

So, the Theme is what the rest of the sentence elaborates or develops, just like the Topic of a paragraph is what the rest of the paragraph elaborates.
The kind of information you put at the end of a sentence to make it the New should include information the reader does not already know. The New is new information, or 'news' about the Theme.

So, the New develops or elaborates the Theme of the sentence, just like the Body of a paragraph elaborates the Topic.
1. THEME : GIVEN Information 2. NEW : NEW Information
e.g. The units of this online writing course are best done in sequence from 1 to 4.

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