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					    UNIT 7

Process Paragraph
• Process Paragraph
• A process is a series, a sequence, an
  orderly progression. One step or event
  follows another: first this, then that, then
  something else.
• You generally write a Process paragraph
  to accomplish one of two tasks
• To describe how to make or do
  something
• To describe how something works
• Tips in Writing a Process Paragraph
• Follow strict chronological (time) order (but try to
  make it as interesting as possible)
• If you are describing how to do something,
  indicate any special needs before you describe
  step one
• Be sure you complete the process (don't leave
  out any steps)
• Try to anticipate any difficulties and tell the
  reader what might be done to make the job more
  pleasant
• Tell the reader what to do if something goes
  wrong
• Define any unfamiliar terms
Topic Sentence
Names the process
Indicates the reason(s) someone should
be interested in knowing about this
process
Body Sentences
Present the steps of the process in a clear
manner and in sequential order
Contain transitional expressions to illustrate
the sequence and to add interest (so that the
paragraph doesn't sound like a mere laundry
list)
            Concluding Sentence
May congratulate the reader on now being able
            to do something new
                       or
Reaffirm the significance of understanding the
                    process
                       or
    Summarize the results of the process
LOGICAL RELATIONSHIP   TRANSITIONAL EXPRESSION

Similarity             also, in the same way, just as ...
                       so too, likewise, similarly

Exception/Contrast     but, however, in spite of, on the
                       one hand ... on the other hand,
                       nevertheless, nonetheless,
                       notwithstanding, in contrast, on
                       the contrary, still, yet

Sequence/Order         first, second, third, ... next, then,
                       finally
Time                   after, afterward, at last, before,
                       currently, during, earlier,
                       immediately, later, meanwhile,
                       now, recently, simultaneously,
                       subsequently, then
Example                          for example, for instance, namely,
                                 specifically, to illustrate

Emphasis                         even, indeed, in fact, of course, truly

Place/Position                   above, adjacent, below, beyond, here,
                                 in front, in back, nearby, there

Cause and Effect                 accordingly, consequently, hence, so,
                                 therefore, thus
Additional Support or Evidence   additionally, again, also, and, as well,
                                 besides, equally important, further,
                                 furthermore, in addition, moreover, then


Conclusion/Summary               finally, in a word, in brief, in conclusion,
                                 in the end, in the final analysis, on the
                                 whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize,
                                 in sum, in summary

				
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