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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

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.

No lines are longer than 80 characters, TYVM. Other specified properties aren't being scored automatically at this time so this is not necessarily good news...