Writing the First Paragraph Does this happen to you? You have to write an essay but your mind is blank. You look at the computer monitor or white piece of paper.
Why are we doing this?
In this activity you will learn how to write an effective paragraph. You will do this by learning to identify the main parts of a paragraph and the attributes that make paragraphs clear and well written. You will also learn some self-editing strategies that will help you polish your work.
Why are we learning about paragraph writing.
And then there are those times like writing a cover letter for a job, writing in your job, incident reports, and much, much more, when it is your reputation or future at stake that demand that you be able to write effectively. The skill of writing a clear, concise paragraph is mastered with practice.
To become a better golfer or a better musician, you need to practice.
To become a better writer, you also need to practice. How to Write a Paragraph To write a proper paragraph, it is important to first learn the parts of a paragraph.
Parts of a Paragraph The following diagram describes the three main parts of a paragraph more clearly. In addition to the three components of a paragraph, you must keep three important strategies in mind. Unity - staying on topic Every paragraph is supposed to have only one main topic.
When writing, staying on topic keeps your ideas clear for your audience. Coherence - organizing your ideas Organizing your ideas clearly helps your audience follow your thoughts. This is a very important aspect of communicating ideas through a written paragraph. Transition Words or Connectives - writing with flow Transition words or connectives are signals to your reader that you are changing direction in your paragraph.
In other words you are going on to another part of the topic. These words make your writing flow smoothly. Below are a list of transition words:0 Down votes, mark as not useful. Writing Assignment 1.
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First, look at the writing prompt or assignment topic. As you look at the prompt, note any key terms or repeated phrases because you will want to use those words in your response. Then ask yourself: Before writing a paragraph, it is important to think first about the topic and then what you want to say about the topic.