1. Introduction to Paragraph

Introduction to Paragraph

Parlindungan Pardede

Universitas Kristen Indonesia

A paragraph is a group of about 6-12 sentences expressing a main idea. It can give information tell an opinion, explain something, or even tell a short story. Every sentence in a good paragraph is about the same topic. All of the sentences, which are arranged logically, so the reader can easily understand what the writer wants to say, explain the writer’s main idea (most important idea) about that topic. When the writer wants to write about a new main idea, he/she begins a new paragraph.

In academic writing, a paragraph is usually built up by two types of sentences. The first type is called the topic sentence, which directly tells the reader what the paragraph is about (topic). It states the main idea. It is usually (but not always!) placed in the beginning of the paragraph. —– to proceed reading, clickhere

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