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Writing Effective Paragraphs
Paragraph Shape Indent ½”
Paragraph Focus The topic sentence presents your main idea in a complete sentence. It introduces your topic + your position on the topic. TOPIC Your position on topic
Paragraph Unity Be careful! Don’t lose sight of your main idea. TOPIC Unrelated details
Topic sentence Conclusion Paragraph Development Topic sentence 1 or 2 general ideas Conclusion Put lots of “meat” in your paragraph sandwich!
Finding Ideas To Write About Freewriting Brainstorming Clustering Journal writing Other?
Arranging Your Ideas Time Space Importance
Paragraph Importance The paragraph is the building block of any document. Think carefully about what you put into each paragraph and where you break up your text. Too short: feels choppy and disconnected. Too long: loses the main point.
How To Use TEEL.
The Coolest Person I Know: A 5-paragraph essay
Matter is anything that takes up space
Develop and Put Meat into your paper! Limited to Basic- Usually skeletal papers without MEAT (IDEAS).
Topic Sentences Comm Arts I Mr. Wreford. Topic Sentences Topic Sentences: –Give direction to your paragraph. –Shows exactly where you are headed.
Strategies to identify the Main Idea. Step One: Read the entire text. Step Two: Read each paragraph and find the main idea of the single paragraph. Step.
The Paragraph Sandwich
The Three Parts of an Essay
Basic Paragraphs. Things to Remember Brainstorm Pick controlling idea Outline – create supports and details – Keep focused on topic – Unity – Use logic.
Preparing for Your Exit Essay By: Adriana Lechuga.
2 The Writing Process. 2 2 Learning Outcomes In this chapter, you will learn techniques for…. Discovering ideas about a topic. Planning and organizing.
A. Topic Sentence: a statement of the paragraph’s main idea. The remaining sentences support, explain or illustrate the topic sentence B. Implied.
Week: 8 Paragraph Writing
In Prewriting, you think about your subject and purpose and organize those thoughts onto paper. At the end of the prewriting stage, you should know what.
Literary Analysis Chunking Method. Analysis Analysis: To take a part and examine closely. Literary analysis: take apart a text (a piece of literature)
Copyright © 2008 Terry Hudson Session 1. Copyright © 2008 Terry Hudson CHAPTER 1 GATHERING IDEAS FOR WRITING – THE WRITING PROCESS Pre-Writing Choose.
SUMMARY WRITING You should be able to: 1.take Cornell Notes on the presentation 2.summarize what you have read about in sentences.
The Writing Process. THE WRITING PROCESS ◦ The writing process consists of 3 broad stages: Prewriting (before writing) Writing (during) Postwriting.
Writing Paragraphs that Work. Paragraphing and Meaning A well-written paragraph makes your writing more effective. Each paragraph should focus on a single.
Eric Premo. A paragraph is a collection of related sentences dealing with a single topic. The purpose of any paragraph is to express an idea.
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