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Development: Various ways to Develop Your Paragraph

 

1. Narrative: Use a brief story to illustrate topic sentence

“Calling,” ¶s 1 and 2, 34

 

2. Descriptive:  Make your point with vivid description

 

3. Compare/contrast: Compare/contrast to illustrate the topic sentence

“Calling,” ¶6, 35

 

4. Examples: Use very specific examples to support the topic sentence 

“Acknowledging,” ¶5, 39; “Why We,” Freda Jackson

 

5.  Facts/Statistics/Authority Opinion:  Use facts, statistics or authority opinion to support topic sentence

“Calling,” ¶4, 35

Then Add:

 

Reflection/Analysis: 

·       Explain the implications of the info in terms of your point or thesis (connections)

·       Explain why the information is important/relevant

 

·       STATE YOUR MAIN POINT

·       Develop with relevant evidence

·       ADD YOUR OWN REFLECTION/ANALYSIS