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Paragraphs. RW 250 Professor Ben Taylor. What is a paragraph?. A group of sentences about one topic. What does a paragraph look like?. Indent the first line .5 inches with or 5 spaces. What does a paragraph look like?.

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paragraphs

Paragraphs

RW 250

Professor Ben Taylor

what is a paragraph
What is a paragraph?
  • A group of sentences about one topic.
what does a paragraph look like
What does a paragraph look like?

Indent the first line .5 inches with or 5 spaces

what does a paragraph look like1
What does a paragraph look like?

Some paragraphs do not indent, but in this class, ALWAYS indent.

what is in a paragraph
What is in a paragraph?
  • Topic sentence / main idea
  • Supporting details (“body”)
  • Conclusion sentence (not always necessary)
what does the topic sentence do
What does the topic sentence do?
  • It makes a general statement about everything your paragraph will say.
    • The topic
    • What you want to say about the topic
  • Dogsare better than cats.
  • The students at the LCI have too much homework. We should have less homework.
what does the topic sentence do1
What does the topic sentence do?
  • If your paragraph is answering a question (for a test), your topic sentence should directly answer the question!
  • Would you prefer a dog or a cat as a pet?

I would prefer a dog as a pet because…

what should your details do
What should your details do?
  • All details in your paragraph should connect to and support the topic sentence.
what should your details do1
What should your details do?
  • Here are some kinds of details:
    • Reasons (why) – usually followed by examples
    • Examples (specific people, places, things, or events)
    • Explanations (how)
    • Facts and statistics (35%...)
    • Anything that supportsyour main idea
  • First, dogs are more friendly and loyal than cats. They will follow you on walks…
what should your conclusion do
What should your conclusion do?
  • Say the topic sentence again in new words and/or
  • What’s next?
    • what will happen in the future
    • what the reader should do
    • a question or idea for the reader to think about more

That’s why I like dogs better. I think everyone should have a dog.

before you write b rainstorm
Before you write: brainstorm!
  • Write every idea you can think of.
  • Choose one main idea.
  • Write every detail you can think of.
  • Choose the best details.
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