17 terms

Paragraph Skills 1

STUDY
PLAY

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coherence
the smooth flow of ideas from sentence to sentence
unity
using only details that directly support the topic sentence
development
having sufficient details to support the topic sentence
organization
the logical placement of ideas in the paragraph
fact
a "proven" piece of evidence; cannot be disputed
incident
a details describing something that happened; an event
reason
a supporting detail that explain "why"
example
a supporting detail that explains "how"; also known as an illustration
statistic
a piece of evidence based on percentages and numbers
topic sentence
states the paragraph's main idea or argument
development
A paragraph that needs more supporting details needs ______.
coherence
A paragraph who sentence don't flow smoothly needs more _____.
unity
A paragraph with details that do not support the topic sentence has weak _____.
organization
A paragraph in which the ideas are logically placed is has good _____.
narrow
A topic sentence that states a mere fact is too _____.
broad
If you can write chapters about a topic sentence, that topic sentence is too _____.
announces
A topic sentence states a paragraph's main idea, but it NEVER _____ it.