Writing Paragraphs

This section will cover the following topics:

Paragraph Structure

1. Paragraph Structure

Understanding paragraph structure is very useful and forms the basis of good writing. The TEEEL structure shown here will help you write strong clear paragraphs and give you skills to edit your work.

Good quality reports are made up of good paragraphs

Paragraph Structure

Topic Sentence - Main idea

Support Sentences
Exand on main idea
Evidence - Introduce theory
Example - relate theory to practice
Explain - Student analysis

Concluding Comments - optional

Sample paragraph

Below is a sample of a paragraph and its structure.

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Activity

Match the correct word with the correct section of the paragraph

You will need to drag the word to the correct space on the dotted line

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Linking Ideas

2. Linking Ideas

Use linking words to show relationships between ideas and to develop the flow of ideas in your writing. Suitable linking words are a powerful tool to communicate your own analysis and opinion.

Linking words connect sentences in paragraphs and between paragraphs

  • furthermore
  • further
  • in addition
  • however
  • as a result
  • therefore
  • clearly
  • another important consideration was...

Activity

Highlight the linking words in the following paragraph.

Tip: notice how the TEEEL paragraph structure is used to organise the ideas and how linking words enhance the student analysis.

 

Drag the coloured highlight to the correct linking word in its corresponding coloured section.

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