Presentation on theme: "Basic Paragraphs. Things to Remember Brainstorm Pick controlling idea Outline – create supports and details – Keep focused on topic – Unity – Use logic."— Presentation transcript:
Things to Remember Brainstorm Pick controlling idea Outline – create supports and details – Keep focused on topic – Unity – Use logic to organize - Coherence Make sure you give sufficient support to your controlling idea. How many supports are sufficient for a paragraph?
Topic Sentences Generally OPINION, not FACT Interesting Specific, but not too specific and not too broad Look at your own writing. What do you think about your sentence?
Topic Sentence Examples What do you think of these student examples? Education can be defined as means to bring up a human being so that he can easily cope with society. The whole world relates to each other by means of education. The importance of education cannot be overemphasized in the healthcare industry. Education is important to success in life, people and family. Education is a strong contributing factor in determining someone’s success
Topic Sentence Examples What do you think of these student examples? Education is important in everyone’s life. Education has played a very important role in my life. The importance of education for the student is to finish school and help their community. There are things to do to succeed in life but education is the best. Education has played an important role to us as an individual and the society as a whole.
Peer Editing What is a peer? What does it mean to edit? What are we looking for in a draft? What do we not want to do? How is it graded?