How to Write a Paragraph - How to Writ ea Paragraph The...

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Unformatted text preview: How to Writ ea Paragraph The Fundamental Unit of Composition 0 A Paragraph should include: 0 The topic sentence 0 Supporting sentences 0 Enough details 0 Research and testimony to support claims 0 Connecting statements 0 The concluding sentence/transition Paragraphs 0 Unity relationships should be clear between sentences in a paragraph. 0 Sentences should relate to the topic sentence. 0 Sentences should mostly relate to each other. 0 Should Be Organized Think mini essay Paragraphs 0 The following may be useful: Topic sentence A. Supporting sentence 1. Detail 2. Detail B. Supporting sentence 1. Detail 2. Detail (etc.) Concluding sentence and final thought The Topic Sentence 0 The first sentence in a paragraph. 0 Introduces the overall idea you will discuss in the paragraph. 0 Should be specific and well focused, but general enough to explore the idea further in the paragraph. 0 Do not ask a question, use a statement! Which is the best topic sentence and why? 0 1. My hometown is famous because it is has a street that connects the University to the capitol building and is located between two beautiful lakes which form an isthmus. 0 2. There are two reasons why people like to buy cars with automatic transmission and two reasons why people like to buy cars with manual transmission. 0 3. Clouds are white. 0 4. My hometown is famous for a few geographical reasons. Supporting Sentences 0 A good topic sentence should have the reader asking themselves a question, such as: 0 "What are the geographical features that make your hometown famous? 0 Supporting sentence should answer the question. 0 Support or explain the idea expressed in the topic sentence. 0 As a guide, you should have 2-5 supporting sentences in a paragraph. The Concluding Sentence 0 Should summarize the information presented in the paragraph. 0 Restate the topic sentence, and summarize key points in the paragraph. 0 Can include a transition to the next paragraph if it makes sense (THINK DIRECTIONAL TRANSITION!) ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course COMM 217 taught by Professor Courtneyscherr during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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