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How to Write a Well-Developed Paragraph Three main components of a well-developed paragraph are: 1. Supporting point (also called assertion, subsidiary point, topic or main idea of paragraph). 2. Explanation and Analysis 3. Evidence DIAGRAM OF A WELL-DEVELOPED BODY PARAGRAPH Important things to remember: With the exception of the supporting point, which always needs to be in the first sentence of every body paragraph, the other elements (explanation/analysis and evidence) don’t have to follow this specific order. The key is simply that all three components are present, and that you have skimped on any of them. If you go with the minimum number of sentences for each category, that’s a minimum of 7 sentences per paragraph. Notice that, in a well-developed paragraph, the majority of the sentences fall under the category of explanation/analysis. --First, include your supporting point . This goes in your topic sentence—it’s the 2 nd “T” in the 3 T’s we’ve been talking about (topic).
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Unformatted text preview: 1 sentence--Next, write several sentences of explanation/analysis in which you explain a bit further in your own words (not using quotes) what that supporting point means and how it relates to your thesis statement. 1-3 sentences--Then comes evidence , which can take many forms. Evidence may include summary, quotations, paraphrase, statistics, examples, and more. 1-3 sentences--After providing evidence, pause and restate the evidence in your own words. This is called paraphrasing, which also falls under the category of explanation/analysis . This is especially necessary if youve presented a quote or statistic that might not make complete sense to someone who hasnt read the text youre talking about. 1-2 sentences--End your paragraph with several more sentences of explanation/analysis in which you connect the evidence youve just presented back to your argument, stating how it supports the point youre making in that paragraph. 3 sentences...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course ENGLISH CO 102 taught by Professor Ellison during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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