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  • 1. BODY PARAGRAPHS
    • The body is the place in your paper where you prove the point that you have made in your introduction and thesis.
    • Here are a few quick tips for your body paragraphs:
  • 2. BODY PARAGRAPHS
    • Use topic sentences. A topic sentence is like a "mini-thesis" that sets the tone for what you be talking about in your paragraph.  Be sure to use them and stick to them.
    • Example: One way to end the global hunger crisis is through micro-loan programs.
  • 3. BODY PARAGRAPHS
    • Give source evidence for your points. These could be quotes, statistics, sayings, etc. 
    • Example: One way to end the global hunger crisis is through micro-loan programs. One example of this is in Bangalore, India, where the hunger rate has dropped in direct correlation to the increase in micro-loan activity (Smith 2009).
  • 4. BODY PARAGRAPHS
    • Give source evidence for your points. These could be quotes, statistics, sayings, etc. 
    • Example: One way to end the global hunger crisis is through micro-loan programs. One example of this is in Bangalore, India, where the hunger rate has dropped in direct correlation to the increase in micro-loan activity (Smith 2009).
  • 5. BODY PARAGRAPHS
    • Use transition words to help your paragraphs "flow" together seamlessly.
    • Example: One way to end the global hunger crisis is through micro-loan programs. One example of this is in Bangalore, India, where the hunger rate has dropped in direct correlation to the increase in micro-loan activity (Smith 2009). In addition to this study, recent interviews with residents of the city suggest….
  • 6. BODY PARAGRAPHS
    • Don't write about irrelevant topics or give irrelevant details just to fill space.
    • Example: One way to end the global hunger crisis is through micro-loan programs. One example of this is in Bangalore, India, where the hunger rate has dropped in direct correlation to the increase in micro-loan activity (Smith 2009). Bangalore has wonderful tourist attractions…
  • 7. BODY PARAGRAPHS
    • Make your last sentence count with a statement that “wraps up” one idea and transitions to the next idea
    • and the new topic sentence.
    • Example: One way to end the global hunger crisis is through micro-loan programs. One example of this is in Bangalore, India, where the hunger rate has dropped in direct correlation to the increase in micro-loan activity (Smith 2009)… Therefore, it is apparent that programs like Micro-Trend are helping those in hunger to overcome their circumstances and become self-sufficient, which increases the overall welfare of the community at large.
    • Though some may see this trend as an isolated case, Bangalore is not the only city where such results have been documented.
  • 8. More tips at eslcommando.blogspot.com