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Unformatted text preview: Topic sentence: it is the first sentence of the paragraph which sums up the main idea of the paragraph. Another way to understand it is to think about it as a mini- thesis statement for each paragraph. Either integrated quotes or block quotes that you close-read to build your analysis. Clear analysis of quotes, or what you have to say (your voice) about the quote forms the biggest chunk of the paragraph and is the most important thing in it. A transition sentence: it is the last sentence of the paragraph which builds a bridge to the topic sentence of the paragraph that follows it. 4. Finally, you have a conclusion paragraph. Which brings the reader to the logical end of the argument. There are various ways to craft a conclusion; we will get to these as the semester progresses...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course 355 100 taught by Professor Baldino during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '11