Paragraph writing skills

In any language, communication through writing is widely acknowledged as the only permanent, as well as reliable mode of communication ever since the age of inscription. Even today, in the digital world, its position and importance is beyond doubt and unshakable. So, considering this, I have decided to help you to grasp this everlasting jewels in the form of paragraph writing skills.

Meaning of sentence and statements

Sentence is a grammatical unit which includes a separate subject and predicate with complete sense of meaning. On the other hand, statement is a kind of certain idea centric expression often used in the analytical communication. In short, one sentence may include one or more statements.

What is paragraph ?

Paragraph is a single idea centric group of closely interrelated statements or sentences, limited by punctuation marks. Generally, it includes one or more sentences, depending on the subject matter of idea in question.

Structure of paragraph

Specifically, the structure of paragraph depends on the form of expressions. Here, I am going to to explain the general structure of paragraphs writing.

As I stated earlier that paragraph is a single idea centric group of interrelated statements or sentences.Then obviously, every sentence has its specific meaning and role.

Generally, paragraph has three parts — topic or intro sentence, supporting or explanatory sentences, and concluding sentences.

Intro or topic sentence

•It is a kind of assertive sentence which emphasis mainly on the topic of the entire paragraph and specific idea. Simply, intro sentence includes topic and idea of the paragraph.

•Besides, such sentence should qualify as a claim so that it can be explained with reasons in the form of supporting sentences. Therefore, mere sentence would be inadequate in this context.

•Idea of paragraph, embedded in the topic sentence should be specific and clear enough to explain relevantly; otherwise, clearity would be relapced by confusion.

Examples of topic sentence

•Healthy body needs regular exercise and proper diet.

•Topic — healthy body.

•Idea to explain — regular exercise and proper diet.

•Plants require adequate water and sunlight for growth.

•Topic — growth of plants.

•Idea to explain — adequate water and sunlight.

•Global warming is a product of greenhouse gases.

•Topic — global warming.

•Idea to explain — product of greenhouse gases.

Explanatory or supporting sentences

•Supporting sentences include reasons, or claims to explain the earlier stated idea. So, the major role and function of these supporting sentences is to prove the claim expressed in the intro or topic  sentence.

•Most importantly, you need to know the proper rules of claims, reasons, before to write such sentences.

Examples of supporting sentences

•Healthy body needs regular exercise and proper diet.

•The fitness of body is often attributed to the regular exercise. Whereas, nutritious, proper diet is essential to maintain required energy, as well as proper development of body.

•Role of regular exercise — body fitness.

•Role of proper diet — energy and body development.

Concluding sentences

•Concluding sentences include the results of the supporting sentences that are used to explain topic sentence.

•In this context, concluding sentences should be inclusive and not mere the repetition of topic sentence.

•There are certain conjunctive adverbs are used at the  beginning of the concluding sentences. These are like, therefore, hence, as a result, etc.

•Hence, regular exercise and proper diet is natural insurance against any diseases along healthy functioning of body.

•Hence — conjunctive adverb for conclusion.

•Healthy functioning of body — direct conclusion

•Natural insurance against any diseases — indirect conclusion.

Now let’s see the total paragraph

•Healthy body needs regular exercise and proper diet — topic or intro sentence.

•The fitness of body is often attributed to the regular exercise. Whereas, nutritious, proper diet is essential to maintain required energy, as well as proper development of body – supporting or explanatory sentences.

•Hence, regular exercise and proper diet is natural insurance against any diseases along healthy functioning of body — concluding sentences.

“Healthy body needs regular exercise and proper diet.The fitness of body is often attributed to the regular exercise. Whereas, nutritious, proper diet is essential to maintain required energy, as well as proper development of body. Hence, regular exercise and proper diet is natural insurance against any diseases along healthy functioning of body”.

(approximately 40+ words)

In this way, a general paragraph can be designed and written by any learner after understanding the basic rules of paragraph writing skills…

Functions of preposition

Coordinating conjunction not only but also

Elements of argument

Argument and critical thinking

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