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Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: niljimen33 on Sep 24, 2011
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PARAGRAPH
A paragraph is a group of sentences about one idea or topic.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE PARAGRAPHTopic sentence
 
General statement about the
topic
(who or what you will write about)
 
Everything in the paragraph must be subordinate to the topic sentence
 
States the main point of a paragraph
 
Has a controlling idea (what you will say about the topic) which gives the reader a sense of direction
Supporting sentences
 
Give supporting details that are more specific
 
Give evidence or proof to support the topic sentence
 
Cite data, facts, statistics
 
Add examples or illustrations
 
Tell a story that illustrates the point you are making
 
Discuss a process
 
Compare or contrast
 
Define terms
 
Evaluate the cause or effect
 
Describe
 
Classify
Concluding sentence
 
Sums up
 
Repeats the topic sentence in a new creative way
 
Asks a question
 
Makes a prediction
 
Makes a recommendation

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