The decision about what to put into your paragraphs begins with the germination of a seed of ideas; this "germination process" is better known as brainstorming. There are many techniques for brainstorming; whichever one you choose, this tage of paragraph development cannot be skipped. Building paragraphs can be like building a skyscraper: there must be a well-planned foundation that supports what you are building. Any cracks, inconsistencies, or other corruptions of the foundation can cause your paper to crumble. So let's suppose that you have done some brainstorming to develop your thesis. What else should you keep in mind as you begin to create paragraphs? Every paragraph in a paper should be: Unified: All of the sentences in a single paragraph should be related to a single controlling idea (often expressed in the topic sentence of the paragraph). Coherent: The sentences should be arranged in a logical manner and should follow a definite plan for development.
There are many different ways to organize a paragraph. The organization you choose will depend on the controlling idea of the paragraph. Below are a few possibilities for organization, with links to brief examples: Narration: Tell a story. Go chronologically, from start to finish Description: Provide specific detais about what something looks, smells, tastes, sounds, or feels like. Organize spatially, in order of appearance, or by topic. Process: Explain how something works, step by step. Perhaps follow a sequence -first, second, third. Classification: Seperate into groups or explain the various parts of atopic. Illustration: Give examples and explain how those examples prove you point.
A paragraph is a brief piece of writing that's around seven to ten sentences long. It has a topic sentence and supporting sentences that all relate closely to the topic sentence. The paragraph form refers to its overall structure, which is a group of sentences focusing on a single topic. There are three main parts of a paragraph: Topic sentence - it has the main idea Supporitng sentence - details that relate to and support the topic sentence Concluding sentence - a brief reflection or statement about the main idea The topic sentence is usually the first sentence but it can appear at any point in the paragraph. The main thing is to be sure you have a topic sentence because it gives your paragraph its focus, similar to a thesis statement in an essay.
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