arrange those parts into a unified whole that effectively communicates its message.
Some paragraphs introduce, conclude, or provide transitions.
Most paragraphs, however, are topical paragraphs, also called developmental or body paragraphs.
MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EFFECTIVE PARAGRAPH
Unity: clear, logical relationship between the main idea of a paragraph & supporting evidence.
Coherence: smooth progression from one sentence to the next.
Development: logical arrangement
of' sentences & paragraphs & concrete support
for the main idea.
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