Paragraph Formula and Format

 

Paragraph Formula

Paragraph Format

 

1.  Tell me what you are going to say. 

 

TOPIC SENTENCE

topic + verb + control

idea                 idea

 

2.  Say it.

 

 

3.  Tell me what you said.

 

CONCLUDING SENTENCE

topic + verb + control

idea                 idea

 

(This is the same idea as the topic sentence but with different vocabulary.)

 

 

Title

 

          Topic sentence. Transition 1, group 1 + controlling idea.  Details for group 1.  Transition 2, group 2 + controlling idea.  Details for group 1.  Transition 3, group 3 + controlling idea.  Details for group 1.   In conclusion, concluding sentence.

Transitional Expressions

Connecting Ideas

transition 1 =

 

To begin with,

 

First of all,

You connect the detail ideas inside each group. The most typical time connectors are:

 

after             before          when           while           as soon as

transition 2 =

 

Next,

 

Later,

 

After that,

 

transition 3 =

 

Finally,

 

Lastly,

 

concluding transition =

 

In conclusion,