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UNITY andCOHERENCE
UnityA paragraph has unity when all the sentencessupport a single idea.The paragraph must have one controlling ideain thetopic sentence. Otherwise the paragraph loses focus.The supporting sentences must support or explainthe controlling idea with examples, details, steps, ordefinitions.Otherwise, the paragraph will not beabout one single idea.The concluding sentence should restate the idea inthe topic sentence. Otherwise the main idea mightwill not be clear.
CoherenceEverygoodparagraphinacomposition must havecoherence.Coherence means that the reader isable to clearly follow the flow of wordsand ideas.This is different fromcohesion.
CohesionSentences and paragraphs should belinked together both structurally andsemantically.Atextcanbecohesivebutnotcoherent.
ExampleI am a teacher. The teacher was latefor class. Class rhymes with grass. Thegrass is always greener on the otherside of the fence. But it wasn't.
Coherence: LogicalBridgesIdeas are organized logicallySpecific – generalGeneral – specificSimple – ComplexChronologically – earliest to latestDirectionally: left-right, outside toinside, foreground to background

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Term
Spring
Professor
Mrs. Ella Jamoralin
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