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Paragraph  Development By Nikhil Joshi Lecturer in ‘Language & Communication Skills’ IT Dept.-GCET E-mail:  [email_address...
Introduction <ul><li>A paragraph is a group of sentences or a single sentence that forms a unit. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a...
Main Idea <ul><li>Before you begin to determine the composition of your paragraphs, you must first understand what the con...
Generating Ideas <ul><li>Who is my targeted audience? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I want to say? </li></ul><ul><li>Why am I ...
Components of a Paragraph <ul><li>Topic Sentence: expresses main idea-may appear at beginning, middle or end. </li></ul><u...
Components of a Paragraph <ul><li>Unity </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate development </li></ul><ul><li>Formulation of controllin...
Techniques for Paragraph Development <ul><li>Illustration </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison & Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Classi...
Conclusion <ul><li>Mark the paragraph divisions based on unity </li></ul><ul><li>Put each idea into a separate paragraph <...
T h a n k  y o u… <ul><li>n IKHIL  j OSHI </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail:   </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>...
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07 paragraph development

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

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