Problems with Paragraphs Exercise
PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE CHART
TOPIC SENTENCES B
PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION
TEXT STRUCTURE PP
Text Structure Exercise
Text Structure Exercise II
Worksheet A: Main Idea and Text Structure
BASICS OF WRITING A GOOD TOPIC SENTENCE
LOGIC within paragraphs
- Cohesion: Cohesion concerns the flow of sentences and paragraphs from one to another. It involves the tying together of old information and new. Cohesion enhances a reader's understanding of our ideas.
- Unity: All sentences in a paragraph must be unified around a central point or controlling idea. This controlling idea is usually declared in a topic sentence. Supporting sentences contribute information to help the reader see the validity of the controlling idea.
- Transitions: words, phrases, and sentences that help to create a relationship between ideas. Transitions are a means to create cohesion and unity.
Creating a Thesis Exercise
LOGIC within an essay: Putting paragraphs together logically to prove an overall main idea
Putting It All Together
- ELIMINATING WORDS
- Eliminate unnecessary determiners and modifiers
- Omit repetitive wording
- Omit redundant pairs
LITERARY ANALYSIS essay
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