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Extended Paragraph

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Meg Norris

on 22 March 2011

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Transcript of Extended Paragraph

Extended Paragraphs Topic Sentence Indicates, in a general way, what idea or topic the paragraph is going to deal with. The topic sentence for each paragraph should be clear, specific and express a position on the topic. Supporting details are sentences which provide a fact, reason, or example that supports the topic sentence. Expanding details Expanding details are sentences that offer additional commentary, elaboration or explanation of supporting details. Each paragraph should have several supporting and expanding details, and end with a which sums up, reflects or give a personal statement about the topic. For example:
"Students should not be required to listen to the national anthem each morning." Supporting details Topic sentence:
Students should not be required to listen to the national anthem each morning. Supporting detail:
First of all, "O Canada”says, “God keep our land...”; however, not every student believes in God. Supporting detail:
First of all, “The Pledge of Allegiance” says, “one nation under God”; however, not every student believes in God. Topic sentence:
Students should not be required to listen to the national anthem each morning. Expanding detail:
Every time we come to that part, I feel uncomfortable, because I am an atheist, and I don’t believe in God. concluding sentence "In conclusion, although I love my country very much, I think there are better ways to show it than by being made to listen a song every morning." The concluding sentence may be replaced by a transition sentence in body paragraphs, which provindes a connection to the topic of the next paragraph.
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