English Academic Writing Introduction, parts of a paragraph:
- Topic sentence. The subject. An interesting topic. Give your opinion.
- Body. The heart. Gives supporting details or arguments. Details ordered by importance/ By chronology.
- Closing sentence. Remains the topic to the audience. A little extraargument.
University of Massey, writing structured paragraphs:
- Correct punctuation
- Clear and logical paragraphs.
- Understandable material.
- A distinct section in a piece of writing.
- Indicated by a new line.
- Started with a topic sentence.
- Sentences related to each other (COHERENCE)
- One main idea, one focus. (UNITY)
- Main idea supported by examples and details. (DEVELOPMENT)
- Concluding paragraph: Main points summarized. Short. Main conclusion stated. It must satisfy the reader.
- Do not: Introduced new material. End with a generalization. End with a quotation.
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The Student Learning Centre Albany Campus (2005). Writing Structured Paragraphs. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w183qB0KDFg. [Last Accessed 30 May 2013].
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