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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.

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The perfect paragraph

The perfect paragraph

Some basic concepts you need to master


Some basic concepts

some basic concepts

  • Unity: All ideas relate to the main idea

  • Unity in writing= strong writing!


Coherence

Coherence

  • Coherence: All ideas relate to each

  • other

  • for a clear

  • message


Use transitions to create unity and coherence

USE TRANSITIONS TO CREATE UNITY AND COHERENCE

  • Transitions move your writing from one idea to the next

  • FOR EXAMPLE . . .

  • FIRST . . .

  • CONSEQUENTLY . . .

  • HOWEVER . . .


Choose the best order

Choose the best order

  • Chronological: In the order that it happened. This is good for narratives.


Choose the best order1

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 order2

Choose the best order

  • Order of importance: From good to best. This is good for persuasive writing.


Types of topic sentences

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

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

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!


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