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Unformatted text preview: Writing Cohesive Paragraphs 1. Start the paragraph with a clear, direct topic sentence with one key idea. When appropriate, include a transition from the previous paragraph. Weak: The signal transduction pathways mediated by adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) are some of the most ubiquitous and well-studied signal pathways known. * [ Not a bad sentence, except that the rest of the paragraph was about adenylate cyclase, not about cAMP-mediated signal transduction. ] Stronger: Adenylate cyclase (AC) plays an important role in signal transduction of mammalian cells. 2. Other sentences that follow should support the key idea . Use principles 3 through 10 below as you add the sentences. 3. Place familiar information at the beginning of each sentence (the topic position) and new information at the end of the sentence (the stress position). Weak: Because of complexities involved in conducting multiple signal transduction pathways through cAMP as a second messenger, a complete knowledge of all the pathways conducted through cAMP are not completely understood. Stronger: Signal transduction is the process by which a source external to a cell communicates a signal to a cell and that signal is transformed into a cellular response....
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