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St well developedparagraphs


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St well developedparagraphs

  1. 1. Well-developed Paragraphs<br />
  2. 2. Paragraphs<br />should be organized around one controlling idea that is usually stated in the topic sentence.<br />are made up of supporting sentences that develop the main idea.<br />are the product of synthesizing your research and your analysis.<br />flow from one to the next using transitions.<br />
  3. 3. Essentials<br />Organization<br />Support<br />
  4. 4. Topic sentence<br />Tells the reader what your paragraph is about<br />Includes the topic of the paragraph (i.e. subtopic) and a particular feeling/feature about the topic.<br />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).<br />
  5. 5. Body<br />The main part of the paragraph<br />Contains the information needed to support the topic sentence and understand the topic. <br />Includes:<br />Main points about subtopic<br />Supporting details<br />Research<br />Analysis of information (connect to topic sentence)<br />Organized in a logical order<br />
  6. 6. Closing sentence<br />Comes after all of the details have been included in the body of the paragraph<br />Serves to:<br />Remind your reader of the topic<br />Summarize the paragraph<br />
  7. 7. Transitions<br />Link ideas together<br />Paragraph to Paragraph<br />May appear at the start or end of a paragraph.<br />Sentence to Sentence<br />Link ideas together within the body of a paragraph.<br />
  8. 8. Example<br />