First steps in writing an essay

The basic unit of sentences, paragraphs and essays

 

 

The basic unit of sentences, paragraphs and essays.

Sentences are made up of words.

 
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Paragraphs are made up of sentences.

 

Essays are made up of paragraphs.

 
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In essay writing, it is important to know how to develop sentences and paragraphs.

Every essay you write in the CXC CSEC English A exam must be made up of paragraphs. It is the basic unit of all essays.

As a result, we include these paragraph tutorials and self-tests to help you learn about writing paragraphs.

The paragraph tutorials here will help you understand the organization of paragraphs and how they can be developed.

 

Paragraph tutorials:

 

 

1) The organization of paragraphs

 

2) Developing a paragraph

 

3) Developing a paragraph 2  (sentences supporting the topic of a paragraph)

 

4) Developing a paragraph 3  (using transitions to help join paragraph sentences together)

 

5) Developing a paragraph 4  (organizing principles for supporting sentences)

 

How were the tutorials on paragraphs above? Do you think you understand how paragraphs are developed?

Good! Here are some self-tests for you to try. You can use them to test your understanding of the mechanics of paragraph development.

If you get less than 75% on each test, it means that you will need to do a lot more work on developing paragraphs in your writing.

 

Paragraph self-tests

 

Paragraph test 1: Find the topic

 

Paragraph test 2 : Find the topic sentence

 

Paragraph test 3 : The supporting sentences 

 

Paragraph test 4: Finding the transitions

 

Paragraph test 5 : paragraph organization

 

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