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Paragraph #3

Logical Division of Ideas
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Kate Chandler Ernst

on 15 October 2012

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Academic Writing Paragraph Assignments Paragraph #1:
Paragraph Structure Organization
Topic, Supporting & Concluding Sentences
Punctuation
Capitalization
The 5 Steps of the Writing Process Paragraph #2:
Descriptive Paragraph Organize thoughts using Spatial Order.

Use as many details and adjectives as possible in order to "paint a picture" in the reader's mind.

Often used to describe specific places or people. Paragraph #3:
Logical Division of Ideas Paragraph Assignments Divide your topic into points.
Discuss each point separately.
Can be used to discuss:
Reasons, Types, Kinds, Advantages,
Disadvantages, Qualities Sample Topics:

Reasons

Kinds

Types

Advantages

Disadvantages

Qualities Logical Division of Ideas for owning an iPhone, driving a small car, exercising/not exercising, learning English, being a vegetarian... of teachers, shoppers, drivers, friends, students, bosses... of books, movies, music or TV shows that I like/don't like... of living in a big city, living in a small town, being an only child... of living in a big city, living in a small town, being an only child... of a good boss, a good student, a good employee, a good friend... Step 3: Support each point with a convincing detail, example
or statistic. A good boss has 3 qualities.

Living in a college dormitory has many advantages.

There are four main styles of Chinese food. Step 1:
Begin a Logical Division of Ideas Paragraph
by selecting a topic Point 1: The first quality of a good boss if fairness.


Point 2: In addition, a good boss should always be punctual.


Point 3: Finally, a good boss should also be
a good teammate. Step 2: In the supporting sentences,
discuss each point.
Introduce each new point with a
signal word or phrase. Point 1: The first quality of a good boss if fairness.


Point 2: In addition, a good boss should always be punctual.


Point 3: Finally, a good boss should also be
a good teammate. For example, a good boss should treat all of his or her employees the same regardless of their differences. According to TechRepublic Magazine, bosses who show up late set a bad example for their employees and lower workplace morale. From my experience, a good boss should always be willing to help out when they are needed. Step 4: Summarize your topic and points in a concluding sentence. To sum up, a good boss should always be on time, treat his or her employees fairly and set a good example. Homework Write a rough draft for
Paragraph #3

Start by selecting a topic.




Write 3-4 supporting sentences about the topic. Provide a convincing detail for each supporting sentence.









Summarize your topic and points in a concluding sentence. Eating fast food is a bad decision for many reasons. First, fast food is a very unhealthy option.

Also, fast food is very expensive.

Finally, it takes away from quality time you could be spending with your family, making dinner. First, fast food is a very unhealthy option. A Big Mac from McDonald's contains 560 calories and 30 grams of fat.

Also, fast food is very expensive. Not only does the food cost more on average, but you are also spending more money on gas when you make frequent trips to fast food restaurants. In summary, eating at home is a better option because you can save money, be healthier and spend more time with your family.
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