Write a paragraph on each the following topics in not more than 250 words.
1. A cell phone
2. A treasured belonging
3. Your memory of a place that you visited as a child
4. An embarrassing experience
5. The breakup of a friendship
6. The act of heroism or cowardice
7. A memorable journey
8. An experience that taught you a lesson
9. How to develop self-confidence?
10. The values of science
- The first sentence of a paragraph should be a topic sentence and should contain the topic and an opinion on the topic.
- Write down the subject of your paragraph. To express your subject, write only a word or phrase.
- Begin by brainstorming. Brainstorming doesn't involve writing complete sentences or paragraphs. Brainstorming involves coming up with ideas using words or short phrases.
- Read the word or phrase about the subject of your paragraph. You are going to expand this into the first sentence of your paragraph.
- This first sentence, which comes at the beginning of a paragraph, is called the topic sentence. Remember that its job is to introduce your paragraph.
- The body of the paragraph involves words or phrases which made into complete sentences. These sentences explain your topic sentence by offering facts, details, or examples.
- Remember that the job of your paragraph body is to share an idea with Your reader.
The three essential parts of a paragraph are:
1. The Topic Sentence
- It is normally the first sentence of the paragraph.
- It conveys the overall point of the paragraph.
- It helps the writer focus on the idea written about.
- It helps the reader know about what the paragraph is all about.
2. The Supporting Details
- They are sentences used to support the main idea stated in the topic sentence.
- They give more information about the main idea through examples.
- They say in details what the topic sentence says in general.
- They should be clear evidence that what the topic sentence says is trustworthy.
- They should be strong convincing points on which the topic sentence can rely upon.
3. The Concluding Sentence
- It is a reflection of the main idea pronounced in the topic sentence.
- It sums up what the topic sentence and the supporting details talk about.
- It is the closing sentence that reminds the readers of what they have to value.
- It is compulsory for the completion of the paragraph unity.
- It eventually indicates the end of a paragraph.
- It prepares he reader for a smooth transition to the next paragraph if there is one.