Short Story Unit: Theme Assignment Preparation. ENG 2D1. Proper Paragraph Structure. Topic Sentence- Introduces the reader to the main idea of your paragraph. Note- indent the first sentence of your paragraph.
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Short Story Unit:Theme Assignment Preparation
Transitions are words or phrases that connect ideas.
Transitions help the reader clearly understand relationships in your writing such as time, space, emphasis, example, contrast, comparison, effect and addition.
In a proper paragraph, transitions are incorporated to create fluency in your writing and to connect your ideas/sentences.
Firstly, Secondly, Lastly, Finally
For example, For instance,
Thus, As a result, Consequently
In addition to, Similarly
In contrast, Rather, Yet, But
Note- Put your last name followed by one space and the number. Do not use commas.
Note- Be sure to double space between each piece of information.
Notes on Style:
will discuss . . .”
The supporting sentences of your paragraph should follow the point-proof-analysis model.
Following the topic sentence of your paragraph:
Point- raise a point in support of the main idea.
Proof- provide proof in the form of direct or indirect references to the text.
Analysis- analyze the point raised and proof provided, relating the information back to the main idea.
The Story of an Hour
Point: Mrs. Mallard is clearly in an unhappy relationship.
Proof: She admits that there has been a “powerful will bending hers” (Chopin 38) which attests to the dominating personality of her husband.
Analysis: Throughout her life, Mrs. Mallard has succumb to the will of her husband and lost any sense of self.
Note- Write in the present tense, not the past tense. Also, place an emphasis on the analysis component. This is where you showcase your learning and critical thinking.
Use quotation marks to begin and end a direct quotation.
In a direct quotation, the words of the speaker are quoted exactly, and the first word of the quotation is capitalized.
Direct: Mrs. Mallard states “Free! Body and soul free” (Chopin 38).
Both parts of a divided quotation are enclosed in quotation marks. The first word of the second part of the quotation is not capitalized unless it begins a new sentence.
Divided: “There would be no one to live for during those coming years,” says Mrs. Mallard, “she would live for herself” (Chopin 38).