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Paragraphs What is a paragraph?
ONE idea A paragraph introduces and develops one idea.
First sentence in the paragraph This idea is usually summed up in the first sentence. This is called the topic sentence.
Next 2 - 5 sentences All the sentences in the paragraph must relate to the main idea. Follow a logical order.
Purpose A paragraph can : Explain Narrate Describe Give examples Give evidence
Paragraph structure T = topic sentence E = explanation E = example E = evidence E = elaboration E = experience
Introductory paragraph Introduce topic Outline essay’s main argument Set out how you will answer the question
Concluding paragraph Sum up main points Re-state essay’s main argument Show the question has been answered
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