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A presentation on Paragraph Development prepared by Nikhil Joshi

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    • Paragraph Development By Nikhil Joshi Lecturer in ‘Language & Communication Skills’ IT Dept.-GCET E-mail: [email_address] Blog: www.gcet-languageclub.blogspot.com
    • Introduction
      • A paragraph is a group of sentences or a single sentence that forms a unit.
      • It is a group of related sentences which express an idea.
      • It may express an opinion, provide information through the use of facts and details, tell a story or simply describe a person, a place, an object or a feeling.
    • Main Idea
      • Before you begin to determine the composition of your paragraphs, you must first understand what the controlling idea is in your specific piece of writing..
      • What is the main point that you are trying to convey to your reader?
      • Choose information that will help to support and perpetuate the central idea through out the entire paper.
    • Generating Ideas
      • Who is my targeted audience?
      • What do I want to say?
      • Why am I writing it?
      • The whole process is an organic one.
    • Components of a Paragraph
      • Topic Sentence: expresses main idea-may appear at beginning, middle or end.
      • Coherence: properly connected sentences-move easily from one thought to another
      • -take care of pronoun references
      • -repetition of key words
      • -Transitional tags like conjunctions: and, but, however, moreover etc.
    • Components of a Paragraph
      • Unity
      • Adequate development
      • Formulation of controlling idea
      • Explanation of idea
      • Example
      • Completion of paragraph or transition into next paragraph
      • Length
    • Techniques for Paragraph Development
      • Illustration
      • Comparison & Contrast
      • Classification
      • Problem & Solution
    • Conclusion
      • Mark the paragraph divisions based on unity
      • Put each idea into a separate paragraph
      • Construct short paragraphs for memos, letters, circulars and notices
      • Do not have too much variation in length of your paragraphs in a text.
    • T h a n k y o u…
      • n IKHIL j OSHI
      • e-mail:
      • [email_address]
      • [email_address]
      • My Websites:
      • www.geocities.com/nikhiljoshi/saregama
      • www.nikhiljoshi2007.blogspot.com
      • www.gcet-languageclub.blogspot.com