Writing Effective Paragraphs

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					Writing Effective Paragraphs
         Paragraph Shape
Indent
½”
Paragraph Focus
   The topic sentence presents your main
    idea in a complete sentence.
   It introduces your topic + your position
    on the topic.

        TOPIC         Your position on topic
  Paragraph Unity

                     TOPIC
Be careful! Don’t
lose sight of your
main idea.




 Unrelated details
Paragraph Development
                   Topic sentence
                 1 or 2 general ideas
                      Conclusion

Topic sentence


                             Put lots of
                             “meat” in
                             your
                             paragraph
                             sandwich!



 Conclusion
Finding Ideas To Write About
   Freewriting
   Brainstorming
   Clustering
   Journal writing
   Other?
Arranging Your Ideas
   Time



   Space



   Importance
Paragraph Importance

The paragraph is the building block of
any document. Think carefully about
what you put into each paragraph and
where you break up your text.
   Too short: feels choppy and
   disconnected.
   Too long: loses the main point.

				
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