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    • Well-developed Paragraphs
    • Paragraphs
      should be organized around one controlling idea that is usually stated in the topic sentence.
      are made up of supporting sentences that develop the main idea.
      are the product of synthesizing your research and your analysis.
      flow from one to the next using transitions.
    • Essentials
      Organization
      Support
    • Topic sentence
      Tells the reader what your paragraph is about
      Includes the topic of the paragraph (i.e. subtopic) and a particular feeling/feature about the topic.
      i.e. Through four decades of struggle and social change in the US, affirmative action (topic) has shifted from its original meaning and purpose (feature).
    • Body
      The main part of the paragraph
      Contains the information needed to support the topic sentence and understand the topic.
      Includes:
      Main points about subtopic
      Supporting details
      Research
      Analysis of information (connect to topic sentence)
      Organized in a logical order
    • Closing sentence
      Comes after all of the details have been included in the body of the paragraph
      Serves to:
      Remind your reader of the topic
      Summarize the paragraph
    • Transitions
      Link ideas together
      Paragraph to Paragraph
      May appear at the start or end of a paragraph.
      Sentence to Sentence
      Link ideas together within the body of a paragraph.
    • Example