Presentation on theme: "The Unity of an Essay. Unity Unity refers to each part of the essay and the larger whole An unified paper shows a clear relationship between the thesis."— Presentation transcript:
Unity Unity refers to each part of the essay and the larger whole An unified paper shows a clear relationship between the thesis statement and topic sentences, and between the topic sentences and supporting sentences in the paragraph. An entire paper focused on supporting a central point is a unified paper.
Unity How do we check for unity? Read over each of the topic sentences (the main idea and usually first sentence in the paragraph) and see if the topic sentences support or amplify the thesis statement. Also check the “internal unity” of the paper. In each paragraph, do the supporting sentences or detail sentences relate back to the topic sentence?
Unity A unified essay will have all the elements of an essay including: 1. Introduction paragraph with a thesis statement 2. Body paragraphs with topic sentences connected back to the thesis statement 3. A conclusion paragraph connected back to the thesis statement