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Module 3: Paragraph StructureEnglish 2 – Writing in the DisciplineModule 3Lesson 4 Paragraph StructureA paragraph is a group of related sentences that discuss one (and usually only one) mainidea. A paragraph can be as short as one sentence or as long as ten sentences. The number ofsentences is unimportant; however, the paragraph should be long enough to develop the main ideaclearly.A paragraph may stand by itself, in academic writing, you often write a paragraph to answer atest question such as the following: "Define globalization by objective, and give one example of itfrom the reading you have done for this class." A paragraph may also be one part of a longer pieceof writing such as an essay or a book.We mark a paragraph by indenting the first word about a half inch (five spaces on a typewriteror computer) from the left margin.Learning OutcomesAt the end of this lesson, you should be able to:1.Understand the definition and parts of a paragraph,2.Acquire techniques that will help you write a well-structured paragraph,3.Formulate your own paragraph that could be part of a bigger composition.Jumpstart Your Brain!The following model contains all the elements of a good paragraph. Read it carefully two orthree times. Then answer the Writing Technique questions that follow, which will help you analyze itsStructure.1 |P a g eJCB-A
Module 3: Paragraph StructureEnglish 2 – Writing in the DisciplineWriting Technique Questions1.What is the topic of the paragraph?2.What two main points does the writer make about the topic?3.In which two sentences do the writer say that there are two main points?4.What examples does the writer use to support each point?Let’s Get Down to BusinessThree Parts of a ParagraphAll paragraphs have a topic sentence and supporting sentences, and some paragraphs alsohave a concluding sentence.Thetopic sentencestates the main idea of the paragraph. It not only names the topic of theparagraph, but it also limits the topic to one specific area that can be discussed completely in thespace of a single paragraph. The part of the topic sentence that announces the specific area to bediscussed is called thecontrolling idea. Notice how the topic sentence of the model states both thetopic and the controlling idea:TOPICCONTROLLING IDEAGold a precious metal, is prized for two important characteristics.Supporting sentencesdevelop the topic sentence. That is, they explain or prove the topicsentence by giving more information about it. Following are some of the supporting sentences thatexplain the topic sentence about gold.2 |P a g eJCB-A
Module 3: Paragraph StructureEnglish 2 – Writing in the DisciplineFirst of all, gold has a lustrous beauty that is resistant to corrosion.

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