Advancing03_Supporting_Details

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Unformatted text preview: T EN S TEPS TO A DVANCING C OLLEGE R EADING S KILLS Fourth Edition John Langan © 2008 Townsend Press Chapter Three: Supporting Details Supporting details are reasons, examples, facts, steps , or other kinds of evidence that explain a main idea. WHAT ARE SUPPORTING DETAILS? What are the three major details that should be added to complete the basic outline of the paragraph? Main idea: Our government should phase the penny out of the economy. Supporting detail: 1. Supporting detail: 2. Supporting detail: 3. “A penny saved is a penny earned,” the old saying goes. But there are now good reasons for our government to phase the penny out of our economy, allowing the nickel to stand as the lowest-valued coin. For one thing, pennies take up more space than they are worth. We can all recall the time when we needed a nickel, dime, or quarter to make an important phone call, buy a vending machine snack, or make a photocopy, and all we could come up with was a fistful of useless pennies. Pennies are also a nuisance to the business community. According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 5.5 million hours and 22 million dollars are wasted by businesses on the extra time and effort it takes to handle pennies. Finally, keeping pennies in circulation costs the nation as a whole. The manufacturing, storage, and handling expenses involved in a penny’s production and distribution add up to considerably more than the one cent it is worth. WHAT ARE SUPPORTING DETAILS? “A penny saved is a penny earned,” the old saying goes. But there are now good reasons for our government to phase the penny out of our economy , allowing the nickel to stand as the lowest-valued coin. [mmain idea] For one thing, pennies take up more space than they are worth. [msupporting detail] We can all recall the time when we needed a nickel, dime, or quarter to make an important phone call, buy a vending machine snack, or make a photocopy, and all we could come up with was a fistful of useless pennies. Pennies are also a nuisance to the business community. [msupporting detail] According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, 5.5 million hours and 22 million dollars are wasted by businesses on the extra time and effort it takes to handle pennies. Finally, keeping pennies in circulation costs the nation as a whole. [msupporting detail] The manufacturing, storage, and handling expenses involved in a penny’s production and distribution add up to considerably more than the one cent it is worth. Main idea: Our government should phase the penny out of the economy. Supporting detail: 1. Pennies take up more space than they are worth....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2009 for the course CTS cts1328 taught by Professor Hammad during the Spring '09 term at DeVry Tinley Park.

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