Presentation on theme: "THE PERFECT PARAGRAPH SOME BASIC CONCEPTS YOU NEED TO MASTER."— Presentation transcript:
THE PERFECT PARAGRAPH SOME BASIC CONCEPTS YOU NEED TO MASTER
SOME BASIC CONCEPTS Unity: All ideas relate to the main idea Unity in writing= strong writing!
COHERENCE Coherence: All ideas relate to each other for a clear message
USE TRANSITIONS TO CREATE UNITY AND COHERENCE Transitions move your writing from one idea to the next FOR EXAMPLE... FIRST... CONSEQUENTL Y... HOWEVER...
CHOOSE THE BEST ORDER Chronological : In the order that it happened. This is good for narratives.
CHOOSE THE BEST ORDER Relationships: How do the ideas relate to each other? This is good for descriptive or expository writing (you don’t want this )(you want this! )
CHOOSE THE BEST ORDER Order of importance : From good to best. This is good for persuasive writing.
TYPES OF TOPIC SENTENCES ONE-PART: My favorite hobby is working on my computers TWO-PART: My favorite hobby is working on my computers because it is relaxing, challenging, and rewarding. MIXED: My favorite hobby is working on my computers for a few powerful reasons.
THE BASIC PERFECT PARAGRAPH Sentence 1: TOPIC SENTENCE : What your paragraph is about Sentence 2: Support 1 Sentence 3 : Specific example/detail/incident for support 1 Sentence 4: Support 2 Sentence 5: Specific example/detail/incident for support 2 Sentence 6: Support 3 Sentence 7 : Specific example/detail/incident for support 3 Sentence 8: Concluding/Clincher sentence
ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR WRITING Topic sentence: DO NOT come right out and announce your plans: “This paragraph will be about...” or “I am going to tell you...” Closing: DO NOT come right out and say “These are the reasons that...” or “Now you know...” Be creative and original!