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ENT100 How to Construct a Paragraph There are three parts to a paragraph, the topic sentence, supporting details (the meat of the  matter) and the closing sentence. 1. Topic sentence  – introduces the idea of the paragraph, tells the reader what the  paragraph will be about. 2. Supporting details  – make up the bulk of the paragraph, give the information that  develops and supports the main idea of your paragraph giving facts and details. 3. Closing sentence  – this is the last sentence in the paragraph and it restates the  principle idea of the paragraph and leads into the next paragraph. Here is an example of a paragraph taken from the Wikipedia entry on Biological Control  ( Topic sentence – The conservation of natural enemies is probably the most important and readily available  biological control practice available to homeowners and gardeners. 
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