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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Paragraphing and Paragraph Development A paragraph is: A distinct division of written material that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic. Three Qualities of the Academic Paragraph 1. Unity : focuses on one main idea 2. Coherence : parts are clearly related 3. Development : main idea is supported with specifics Use topic sentences to Topic Sentence at the Beginning : Readers will see your point immediately; subsequent sentences will build on your topic sentence, which serves as an introduction Topic Sentence at the End : Specific details lead up to the general statement of the topic sentence. Creates suspense and a sense of cause and effect. Topic Sentence at the Beginning and End State your topic sentence at the beginning and then refer to it in a slightly different form at the end. The echo adds emphasis. Topic Sentence Implied Use if the topic+comment is so obvious, your Organization and Development: Using spatial Paragraph takes a tour, beginning at one point and moving from near to far, top to bottom, etc. Good for descriptive paragraphs In winter the warehouse is cold and damp. There is no heat. The large steel doors that line the warehouse walls stay open most of the day. In the cold months, wind, rain, and snow blow across the floor. wind, rain, and snow blow across the floor....
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