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Help with Writing Assignments: Writing the process can be completed in one well developed paragraph. Once you decide the type, you need to select a topic. You may need to leave your little sister written directions on how to load the dishwasher properly. Or, you may need to write down the instructions for your brother on how to change the oil in his car, so he does not forget.
These are just a few examples of when a process paragraph can be helpful. Other topic ideas for a class assignment: The process paragraph should be six or more sentences. Step 1 Write a Solid Topic Sentence The topic sentence should be first and tell what you will be explaining or what directions you will give.
It should tell your topic, tell the process that will be explained in the paragraph and make a point. This is how you organize a three-ring binder.
If you want to stay organized in English class, spend time placing items in your three-ring binder in logical order. Step 2 Body or Detail Sentences The body of the process paragraph is all about the steps. They are generally given in time order. Before writing the body of the paragraph, it is helpful to make a numbered list of all the steps that need to be followed.
Then write the body. Make sure to use transitional words for good flow of ideas. Step 3 Conclusion End the paragraph with a concluding sentence. It should restate the topic and wrap up the paragraph. Once you have written your first draft, make sure to check that the whole paragraph flows smoothly and check for any grammar mistakes.
Then, write a final copy for your teacher.Hamburger Paragraphs How to write a really great paragraph! The Topic Sentence (Top Bun) Very first sentence of your paragraph. Always needs to be indented. Tells what your paragraph is going to be about.
The First Detail (Lettuce) Should not be the most important detail. Needs to follow directly after the topic sentence. 2. Write the word “Introduction” above the introductory paragraph. 3. Circle the lead sentence in the introduction.
4. Draw a box around the thesis statement in the introduction. 5. Write the word “Conclusion” above the concluding paragraph. 6. Read paragraphs 2, 3, and 4. Underline the main idea (topic) sentence in each of these paragraphs. 7. Summarize paragraphs 2, 3, and 4 in one or two words. Paragraphs are hardly ever longer than one page, double-spaced and usually are much shorter.
Lengthy paragraphs usually indicate a lack of structure. Identify the main ideas in the paragraph to see if they make more sense as separate topics in separate paragraphs. A concluding sentence indicates that you are bringing closure to a paragraph.
For each paragraph, the reader should be able to identify what your key points are, based on the concluding sentence. This is great advice.
I teach a college-level business communications class, and I find students have such a hard time with writing good paragraphs and topic sentences.
I tell them one topic per paragraph and start it with a topic sentence. A collection of free Kindergarten writing prompts to encourage early writing. Each page includes sequenced drawing as well as fill in the blank paragraph frames.
If you are looking for more paragraph writing practice, check out our new week program, “ How to Write a Paragraph.