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PARAGRAPHS
HUMAN THINKING
•Doesn’t take place in a logical sequence or in a
continuous way…..
•In our thoughts we go backward and for...
BUT WHEN WE WANT TO TELL SOMETHINGBUT WHEN WE WANT TO TELL SOMETHING
TO SOMEBODY…………TO SOMEBODY…………
• We give it a shape…W...
• Writing it down, adds to clarity
and the order, to the idea you want
to convey.
WHAT IS AWHAT IS A
SENTENCE?SENTENCE?
After jumped the lion the lake into the girl.
DOES IT MAKE SENSE?
WHAT ABOUT…?WHAT ABOUT…?
 The girl jumped into the lakeThe girl jumped into the lake
after the lion.after the lion.
DOES ...
THE LION JUMPED
INTO THE LAKE AFTER THE GIRL.
Words arranged in a specific wa
Meaning
In WritingIn Writing
 Our thoughts are put into units.Our thoughts are put into units.
 Each unit is made up of sentence...
The sequencing of words result in a complete change
in the meaning. Likewise arrangement of sentences
decides the meaning ...
Read the Paragraph given below.
Sylvia was my childhood friend, two years older than
I, but infinetely wiser, more subtle,...
What makes a good Paragraph?What makes a good Paragraph?
Topic Sentence:Topic Sentence:
The first sentence of theThe first...
UNITY OF THOUGHT
THE WHOLE PARAGRAPH
DEALS WITHONLY ONE
TOPIC-
AUTHOR’S CHILDHOOD
ASSOCIATION WITH
SYLVIA
SEQUENCING OF SENTENCESSEQUENCING OF SENTENCES
THE SENTENCES IN A PARAGRAPH ARE
NOT TOTALLY INDEPENDENT UNITS .
THEY ARE M...
COHERENCECOHERENCE
THE PARAGRAPH DEALS WITHTHE PARAGRAPH DEALS WITH
AUTHORS CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATIONAUTHORS CHILDHOOD ASSOCI...
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  1. 1. PARAGRAPHS
  2. 2. HUMAN THINKING •Doesn’t take place in a logical sequence or in a continuous way….. •In our thoughts we go backward and forward •Change location and time
  3. 3. BUT WHEN WE WANT TO TELL SOMETHINGBUT WHEN WE WANT TO TELL SOMETHING TO SOMEBODY…………TO SOMEBODY………… • We give it a shape…We give it a shape… • Order …Order …
  4. 4. • Writing it down, adds to clarity and the order, to the idea you want to convey.
  5. 5. WHAT IS AWHAT IS A SENTENCE?SENTENCE?
  6. 6. After jumped the lion the lake into the girl. DOES IT MAKE SENSE?
  7. 7. WHAT ABOUT…?WHAT ABOUT…?  The girl jumped into the lakeThe girl jumped into the lake after the lion.after the lion. DOES IT MAKE PROPERDOES IT MAKE PROPER SENSE ?SENSE ?
  8. 8. THE LION JUMPED INTO THE LAKE AFTER THE GIRL.
  9. 9. Words arranged in a specific wa Meaning
  10. 10. In WritingIn Writing  Our thoughts are put into units.Our thoughts are put into units.  Each unit is made up of sentences connectedEach unit is made up of sentences connected by a structure or an ideaby a structure or an idea  When such units are presented in a sequenceWhen such units are presented in a sequence of sentences – we call itof sentences – we call it PARAGRAPHPARAGRAPH
  11. 11. The sequencing of words result in a complete change in the meaning. Likewise arrangement of sentences decides the meaning of a paragraph.
  12. 12. Read the Paragraph given below. Sylvia was my childhood friend, two years older than I, but infinetely wiser, more subtle, more daring. She would never have noticed me but we always walked together to the same public school.What a walk it was! Walking to school with Sylvia was a ritual fraught (unpleasant) with mystery and danger, the possibility of falling from ledges, of being attacked by wild dogs or seduced by witches whose backyards we stole through. I hated it when moved on to junior high and I had to walk the plain old route alone.
  13. 13. What makes a good Paragraph?What makes a good Paragraph? Topic Sentence:Topic Sentence: The first sentence of theThe first sentence of the paragraph-Sylvia is myparagraph-Sylvia is my childhood friend, tells uschildhood friend, tells us the topic discussed in thethe topic discussed in the paragraph.paragraph.
  14. 14. UNITY OF THOUGHT THE WHOLE PARAGRAPH DEALS WITHONLY ONE TOPIC- AUTHOR’S CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION WITH SYLVIA
  15. 15. SEQUENCING OF SENTENCESSEQUENCING OF SENTENCES THE SENTENCES IN A PARAGRAPH ARE NOT TOTALLY INDEPENDENT UNITS . THEY ARE MUTUALLY CONNECTED. EVERY SENTENCE TAKES OFF FROM THE PREVIOUS ONE.
  16. 16. COHERENCECOHERENCE THE PARAGRAPH DEALS WITHTHE PARAGRAPH DEALS WITH AUTHORS CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATIONAUTHORS CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION WITH SYLVIA AND NOTHING ELSE.WITH SYLVIA AND NOTHING ELSE. NO IRRELEVANT MATTER ISNO IRRELEVANT MATTER IS INCLUDEDINCLUDED
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