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
The sequencing of words result in a complete change
in the meaning. Likewise arrangement of sentences
decides the meaning of a paragraph.
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.
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
UNITY OF THOUGHT
THE WHOLE PARAGRAPH
DEALS WITHONLY ONE
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.
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