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(I/We) is used to indicate personal experience, evaluation or opinion
(You) is used to instruct or address the reader
(He/She/They) is used to objectively discuss a topic
a group of sentences that focuses on a single idea
presents the topic of the paragraph and lets the reader know the author's purpose for writing the paragraph. It also presents the controlling idea and lets the reader know what the writer's focus is. It shows the method the author will be using.
presents the author's idea or opinion about the topic
proof that what the author says is true. This must be in the form of facts/examples/details.
the result when the controlling idea is divided into two (or more) more specific or focused ideas
the final sentence of a paragraph which summarizes the content of the paragraph, which usually consists of the subtopics
cause and effect paragraph
is a method of paragraph or essay development in which a writer shows the reasons for—and/or what happens because of—an action, event, or decision
describes something and shows the reader what a thing or a person is like. The words chosen in the description often appeal to the five senses of touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste
tells a story. There's a sequence of action or there's a clear beginning, middle, and end to the paragraph
explains something or provides instruction. It could also describe a process and move the reader step by step through a method
tries to get the reader to accept a particular point of view or understand the writer's position
compare and contrast paragraph
compares two subjects and discusses how they are alike and how they are different
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