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Writing Paragraphs

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Mariajose Garzón

on 28 January 2013

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-Compose your topic sentence. Think of a topic and a controlling idea that will narrow the topic enough to support it well in one paragraph.
-Brainstorm supporting ideas. Choose 2 - 6 supporting ideas that do a good job supporting your topic sentence.
-Put your supporting ideas in a logical order.
-For each supporting idea, think of things that further explains the idea. For balance, each supporting idea should have about the same amount of information.
-Think of a concluding sentence.
-Write your paragraph using sentences. Use the coherence strategies to make your paragraph easy to follow. What are paragraphs? This is the last thing! Well if you are going to write something you should know where it comes from and what it is. Revise and editing. When you write paragraphs you have to know what you are writing and the basic set up of a paragraph What is it you may ask...?
Let me tell you. When you right paragraphs you always have to have a topic sentence, supporting details, and a closing sentence in each paragraph. By: Maria Garzon, Gina-Marie Roldan,
and Peter- John What is a topic sentence? The topic sentence of a paragraph is the sentence that introduces the paragraph. The reason why you should know what you are going to write about in your paragraph is because you have to summarize what your whole entire paragraph is going to be about. Which is the main idea of the paragraph. This sentence also introduces the paragraph. Supporting Details This is where you write all the information that you have of your paragraph. This information goes after the topic sentence. you should give many details and different kind of facts and ideas. This should also support the main idea of the paragraph. Closing Sentence This is the last sentence in the paragraph it restates the idea of the topic sentence or the main idea. This sentence comes after all the supporting details and it ends your whole paragraph. This should be at least 1 sentence. A paragraph is a unit of text that develops one idea or topic in specific detail. A paragraph has a beginning, a middle and an end. The beginning, or the topic sentence, forecasts what the paragraph is going to be about. The middle develops the idea in detail by giving specific support for it, and the conclusion emphasizes the insight you have arrived at. How to develop transitions? You have all the major building blocks for your paragraph; now you have to get from one point to another artfully and effectively. Try to vary how you move from one idea to another. Sometimes sequential ordering (first, next) works best, while other times you may want to find relationships (similarly, together with) or consequences (as a result, consequently) between your ideas. Writing Paragraphs Now that you have a solid framework, you can tweak and perfect the paragraph to your heart’s content. Start with checking your word choice and sentence structure and end with correcting mechanical errors. Finally, rewrite your paragraph. Now all you need to do to write that dreaded essay is to repeat these steps for each paragraph you need. Your essay will materialize before you know it! And That is the en d!
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