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Paragraph Writing Unit 5

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on 7 July 2013

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Transcript of Paragraph Writing Unit 5

How to Write a Good Paragraph
Editing
Now, it's time for you to edit your work

Is it relevant to the topic?
Do you explain your topic clearly by:
Adding explanation, or
Giving examples?
Cross out sentences that are INCOHERENT
Paragraph Organization
A good paragraph consists of 3 major parts
1. A TOPIC SENTENCE - contains the main idea of the paragraph
2. SUPPORTING SENTENCES - explains, develops, gives examples and/or details about the main idea
[These sentences develop the ideas as they progress]
3. A CONCLUDING SENTENCE - restates the topic sentence, summarize the paragraph, makes a prediction, gives suggestions
ATTENTION
Even though a concluding sentence conveys the same message as the topic sentence, these two sentences must NOT be identical.

WRITE 2 (TWO) DIFFERENT SENTENCES THAT CONVEY SIMILAR IDEA
Brainstorming - Freewriting
Peer Reviewing
After your work is complete, hand it over to your classmate for peer reviewing
Pick a topic of your choice - what topic do you want to write about?

Write incessantly - whatever comes to your mind

Don't worry about grammar, spelling - you'll have plenty of time to correct them.
ONCE YOU ARE DONE WRITING, GIVE YOUR PARAGRAPH
A TITLE
AND FOLLOW CHECKLIST ON PAGE 41
Peer reviewing helps refine the writing by
making sure the paragraph is complete
topic sentence +
supporting sentences +
concluding sentence
checking grammar and spelling
adding suggestions to improve the paragraph
asking questions in order to point out some ambiguous points
Follow the guideline on page 92
When You Write
start with a topic sentence
add supporting sentences to explain, and/or give examples to your main idea
last but not least, finish with a concluding sentence
Freewriting Round 2
look at sentences you did not cross out
work with useful/interesting sentence
freewrite some more to put additional ideas in your paragraph
repeat the process, if necessary.
check grammar and spelling
Topic Sentence - Main Idea of the Paragraph
Supporting Sentences - Develop/Explain/Give Examples
Concluding Sentence - Restate/Summarize/Predict/Suggest
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