Grammar_Unit_5_coherent_paragraphs

Grammar_Unit_5_coherent_paragraphs - Grammar Unit 5:...

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Grammar Unit 5: Writing well-focused coherent paragraphs (Adapted from: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_pgrph2.html ) What is a paragraph? A paragraph is a collection of related sentences dealing with a single topic. To be as effective as possible, a paragraph should contain each of the following: Unity, Coherence, A Topic Sentence, and Adequate Development. As you will see, all of these traits overlap. Using and adapting them to your individual purposes will help you construct effective paragraphs. 1. Unity: The entire paragraph should concern itself with a single focus. If it begins with a one focus or major point of discussion, it should not end with another or wander within different ideas. 2. Coherence: Coherence is the trait that makes the paragraph easily understandable to a reader. You can help create coherence in your paragraphs by creating logical bridges and verbal bridges . logical bridges:
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2009 for the course ENGL 1105 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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