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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.
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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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