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How to write a paragraph

Topic sentence

  • Decide what the parapraph is going to be about, and write a general statement about it.

Supporting sentences

  • Outline points that will support the topic sentence. A paragraph should generally be less than 12 lines. If it has more, check to see if there is more than one topic, and break the paragraph into 2.
  • Place each point in a sentence and use evidence, references etc to support the argument.

Concluding sentence

  • Write a final sentence that concludes or summarises the paragraph. The main point can be restated again for emphasis.

Example of paragraph


Activity 5



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