| Chapter 3: The Process of Writing Paragraphs
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Chapter 3: The Process of Writing Paragraphs

This chapter contains the following sections:
  • PART A: Defining and Looking at the Paragraph
  • PART B: Narrowing the Topic and Writing the Topic Sentence
  • PART C: Generating Ideas for the Body
  • PART D: Selecting and Dropping Ideas
  • PART E: Arranging Ideas in a Plan or an Outline
  • PART F: Writing and Revising the Paragraph
Chapter introduction:

This chapter will guide you step by step from examining basic paragraphs to writing them. The paragraph makes a good learning model because it is short yet contains many of the elements found in longer compositions. Therefore, you easily can transfer the skills you gain by writing paragraphs to longer essays, reports, and letters.

In this chapter, you will first look at finished paragraphs and then move through the process of writing paragraphs of your own.

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