Parts of A Paragraph Contains the topicand the controlling idea of the paragraph Topic Sentence Supporting sentence 1 Supporting sentence 2 Ideas (with explanations, examples, and details) which support and develop the controlling idea Supporting sentence 3 Concluding Sentence Contains a restatement of the topic sentence
What is coffee? How many types of coffee are popular in Turkey? COFFEE What are the differences and similarities between Columbian coffee and Turkish coffee? How does drinking coffee affect us? How is Turkish coffee prepared?
Each supporting idea in the paragraph becomes the topic sentence for the body paragraphs in the essay (if there are 2 supporting ideas, there will be two body paragraphs in the essay)
From Pragraph to Essay Topic sentence with idea 1 Support Support Concluding sentence Topic sentence with idea2 Support Support Concluding sentence Topic sentence with idea3 Support Support Concluding sentence Conclusion: Summary of main ideas (1, 2 and 3) or restatement of the thesis; final comment
Opinion Essay vs. Reaction Paper OpSening sentencSS Opening sentence of the summary of the article Topic sentence with idea 1 Support Support Concluding sentence Thesis statement: Your opinion about the article your read Topic sentence with idea2 Support Support Concluding sentence Topic sentence: Supporting idea 1 Details/explanation/example Details/explanation/example Topic sentence with idea3 Support Support Concluding sentence Topic sentence: Supporting idea 2 Details/explanation/example Details/explanation/example Conclusion: Summary of main ideas and restatement of your thesis Conclusion: Summary of main ideas (1, 2 and 3) or restatement of the thesis; final comment
Reaction Paper Summary of the article you read Reaction to the article Opening sentence with the main purpose of the article (includes at least the source of the article, publishing date, name of the author, and title of the article) Main ideas and important details Your thesis statement: Your opinion about the article you read. Supporting idea 1 Detail/explanation/example Supporting idea 2 Detail/explanation/example Supporting idea 3 Detail/explanation/example Conclusion