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Body_Paras - Eng 209 Body Paragraphs in your Paper The...

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Eng 209 Body Paragraphs in your Paper The point of having Body Paragraphs in your paper is to explain and develop the points that you made in your introductory paragraph and your thesis statement. Each paragraph must have a clear and focused point, set forth by your topic sentence, and must be continuous with the paragraphs before and after as well as support your thesis. 1. An essential aspect of your body paragraphs is the presence of a Topic Sentence. Your topic sentence is the sentence that focuses the paragraph and outlines exactly what that paragraph is going to be about. The topic sentence is usually the very first sentence of the paragraph, but may be the second sentence or somewhere in the middle of the paragraph. By placing the topic sentence first in your paragraph, however, you can go ahead and state what you are going to talk about in that paragraph and then devote the rest of the paragraph to supporting and developing that point. 2. The Structure of Your Body Paragraphs Begin each body paragraph with general statement, or topic sentence, about a point that you wanted to make in that paragraph and then devote that entire
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course ENG 209 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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Body_Paras - Eng 209 Body Paragraphs in your Paper The...

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