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Is a self-contained unit of discourse in writing dealing, with a particular point or idea.
Paragraphs are usually an expected part of formal writing, used to organize longer prose.
* beginning, middle, end.
Main idea or thesis.
* get the reader interested by asking a question or telling a story
* give them background about the topic
connects the paragraph to what you wrote
* a phrase like, "however" or "on the other hand"
* a sentence explaining how ideas connect together
Middle (body) of a paragraph - part 1
Details and support.
* the longer part of the paragraph
* has all the information about your topic
* each paragraph should have a topic:
* communication skills
* teamwork skills
Middle of a paragraph - part 2
Put details in a logical order
* most to least important
* cause and effect
Middle of a paragraph - part 3
Avoid unrelated information
* things that don't belong
* keep on topic
Ending of a paragraph
The last sentence in a body paragraph. This sentence refers to topic sentence and sums up the main idea of the paragraph.
Instructions of a paragraph organization
An Accomplishment at Work
"My worst day at work turned into my best day (the introduction). My most memorable work accomplishment was making 38 deliveries in a five hour shift (the topic sentence)."
A word or phrase that links different ideas.
A few commonly used transitional words or phrases are:
furthermore, consequently, nevertheless, for example, in addition, likewise, similarly, on the contrary, etc.
* Not needed when writing only one paragraph.
* wraps up what you've been taking about
* the main point you want the reader to understand
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