Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure

Main Ideas and Paragraph Structure - st sentence-end of the...

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A paragraph is a group of related sentences about a single topic. A paragraph is structured around 3 essential elements: the TOPIC, the MAIN IDEA, and SUPPORTING DETAILS Topic – common subject, idea Main Idea – the most important idea expressed about the topic Topic Sentence – 1) general organizing statement of the main idea 2) most clearly states the main idea Location of a topic sentence: - beginning of the paragraph / 1
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Unformatted text preview: st sentence-end of the paragraph / last sentence-middle of the paragraph-first & last (main idea is stated at the beginning and again at the end)-no topic sentence (used most commonly in descriptive and narrative writing) Details- explain, support, or provide further information about the main idea. Types of Supporting Details………… 1) Illustrations and Examples 2) Facts and Statistics 3) Reasons 4) Description...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course RDG 041 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '09 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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