The structure of a paragraph
A paragraph consists of a set of sentences that are about a single topic. Paragraph sentences explain the author’s main idea. In academic writing, the length of a paragraph is often between five and 10 sentences, which can be shorter or longer depending on the topic.
A paragraph has three parts:
- Main sentence: it shows the main idea of the paragraph. It is usually the first sentence of the paragraph.
- Supporting sentences: these sentences talk about or explain the main topic.
- Concluding sentence: This sentence is often the last sentence of the paragraph. By repeating the main sentence or just commenting on the main idea of the paragraph, it shows the conclusion of the paragraph.
Developing a paragraph
After choosing the topic and writing the main sentence, you will develop the content by adding information that makes your meaning clearer. There are three ways to do this:
- Providing details: details are specific points that give you more information about a general topic.
- Explaining: it explains the meaning of something or how something works to the reader.
- Giving an example: an example might refer to a person, place, object, or event that endorses and supports the author’s statement or intent.
End of paragraph
The last sentence of a paragraph is called the concluding sentence. This sentence expresses the important points in a different way or expresses the main sentence once again in a different way using different words. In this sentence, we should not talk about a new topic.
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مریم پورگلوی، مترجم، مولف، مدرس دانشگاه و محقق اهل ایران است. او فارغ التحصیل مقطع کارشناسی ارشد مطالعات ترجمه است و به ویژه به مباحث مرتبط با ترجمه و فناوری و تاثیر فناوری های نوین بر روی صنعت ترجمه می پردازد.نوشتههای بیشتر از مریم پورگلوی