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					Types of Paragraph Patterns
   The Basic Unit of Written
       Communication
     Learning Objectives
In this Unit, you will learn
• Three types of meaning
• Three basic paragraph patterns
• Four types of transitional sentences
     Activities today:
• Review Types of Meaning
• Review Types of Paragraphs
• Review “Some Words about the
  Writing Process”
    Types of Meaning
Stated Meaning
The lexical or commonly accepted
meaning of a word
    Types of Meaning
Implied Meaning
An author’s intended meaning
    Types of Meaning
Inferred Meaning
The reader’s applied meaning
 Three Types of Paragraphs
• Pattern 1
• Pattern 2
• Pattern 3
 Three Types of Paragraphs
Pattern 1                   The topic sentence is
Places the topic sentence   placed at the beginning
at the beginning            of the paragraph—like
                            this.
Sometimes called the
“deductive paragraph”
 Three Types of Paragraphs
Pattern 2
Places the topic sentence
at the end
Sometimes called the
“inductive paragraph”
                            The topic sentence is
                            placed at the end of the
                            paragraph—like this.
 Three Types of Paragraphs
Pattern 3
No stated, but an implied
topic sentence
 Key Transitional Sentences
Thesis sentence
Sub-thesis sentence
Topic sentence
Echo
 Key Transitional Sentences
Thesis sentence
Controls the development of the entire essay
 Key Transitional Sentences
Sub-thesis sentence
Controls the development of a section of the
essay
 Key Transitional Sentences
Topic sentence
Controls the development of a paragraph
 Key Transitional Sentences
Echo
Repeats (echoes) a previously developed main
idea or concept
      Paragraph Exercise
Compose a topic sentence for a
paragraph that supports your position on
the issue of “photo radar ticketing.”
      Paragraph Exercise
Compose a Pattern 1 Paragraph.
Compose a Pattern 2 Paragraph.
Compose a Pattern 3 Paragraph.

				
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