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Introduction to Paragraph

24 Mar

Paragraph Essay is the most renowned format of essay writing. It stands as the most useful model not only to express your ideas in the form of an essay, but as an easier format to remember and to execute in your writing. Further, Paragraph Essay stands as the most suitable format for the novices, who aspire to polish their composition skills.

Structure of paragraph essay:

A good paragraph is similar to the so-called ‘the Preacher’s Three’. A preacher as a rule, begins preaching by telling What he is going to tell us (Introduction), then what he has decided to tell us (body), and what he has told us (conclusion). A good paragraph has a topic sentence (preferably placed at the beginning), a number of supporting sentences, and a concluding sentences. Each of them has important and different role.

Introduction:

An introduction is the gateway to one’s understanding of the main theme and purpose of the work. Hence, an introduction must include a strong thesis that presents with precise terms the core theme and purpose of the work. An introduction must succeed in aiding the readers comprehend the focus of the essay. An introduction must have the following aspects:

  • Hook Line – A quote, proverb or an abrupt question that would provoke the curiosity of the readers
  • Thesis Statement – A sentence that would employ precise terms to communicate the central idea of the work
  • General Outline – A general reference to the evidences that would be employed to strengthen the thesis
  • Topic Statement – A sentence that explains the nature and the source of the evidence

Body Paragraphs:

Paragraph Essay includes three strong evidences in support of the nub of the essay. Each evidence finds an elaborate expression in distinct body paragraphs. However, each body paragraph needs to be interlaced that the theme of the essay runs through the work as a single thread. Every body paragraph must include the following aspects;

  • Supporting Details – Ample additional information to present the evidence in the most exclusive manner to convince the readers.
  • Transition – A sentence that functions as a link between this passage and the one that follows

Conclusion Paragraph:

A conclusion is the final yet important constituent of a Paragraph Essay. The conclusion has the responsibility to anchor the theme and focus of the work deep in the minds of the readers. A conclusion must succeed in offering an emphatic recap of the core theme and purpose of the work.

The conclusion sentence differs according to the subject and the writer. The conclusion may give a moral or a lesson. Therefore conclusion is very important for writing. A good ending is as important as a good beginning.

Guidelines for a good conclusion:

  • A conclusion needs to be just a summary of the key ideas, discussed in the work.
  • No new idea that was not previously discussed should be introduced in the conclusion.
  • A conclusion should not be marred by repetition. It recaps the essence of the work and does not merely repeat ideas.
  • The conclusion should have a unity with the other paragraphs.
  • There should be a smooth transition between the last paragraph and the conclusion Paragraph.
  • It should be very interesting, where the reader is satisfied and accepts the information given in the writing.
  • The Conclusion paragraph should not be a summary of the whole passage, repetition of ideas may not hold the attraction of the reader.
  • The conclusion should bring out the thesis statement and leave the reader with an interesting thought and persuade him to read further.
  • The conclusion sentence must be a complete one that basically ends the essay, do not leave the essay incomplete which would leave an impression to the reader that you were not able to conclude the essay.
  • Using the title in the conclusion sentence will add more to the essay.
  • Proverbs and quotes can also be used in the conclusion.
  • The conclusion sentence must be readers centric, whatever a writer writes, should be accepted by the reader.
  • More information should not be added in the conclusion paragraph.

Read the following sample paragraph:

I have four spesific reasons for loving you (1). First of all, you are gentle; you do not like shouting at others(2). In addition, you enjoy the same hobbies as I do, that is reading, listening to rock music, and photography(3). In the third plac, you are intelligent (4). Finally, I completely admire your long, straight, and black hair (5). Now, I am sure that you are the girl whom I have been looking for here and there, for many, many years (6).

1. I have four spesific reasons for loving you.

2. First of all, you are gentle; you do not like shouting at others.

3. In addition, you enjoy the same hobbies as I do, that is reading, listening to rock music, and photography.

4. In the third place, you are intelligent.

5. Finally, I completely admire your long, straight, and black hair.

6. Now, I am sure that you are the girl whom I have been looking for here and there, for many, many years.

Is the paragraph above relevant?

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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Lesson, Modul Online

 

11 responses to “Introduction to Paragraph

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  3. Niatul Chasila(ikip Budi utomo/2101001320175 )

    April 7, 2011 at 15:09

    I am graduate from very excellent school. I have so many reason that supporting my statement about that. First, all of the teacher are best of the best. From their teaching quality. Which I am very proud of that. They always create good condition in the class , Students are easy to understand what their explanation about. second, System in our school is very good. Everything become good if the system is good also. My headmaster always fixs everything which is not good. Both of Teachers and Students must be enjoy and realized that what they done is important for their life, So my Head Master create the best system for our school. Third, the medium in my school is almost perfect. all we need are suitable there. Beginning from the smallest things until the biggest things are good. The last, guaranted graduate, because all of them are accepted in goverment university not only in national but also international level.i think It is amazing. I am so proud of my school. Thanks for teachers and headmaster who have guide me.

    Topic sentence: I am a graduate from very excellent school
    MASS I : All of the teacher are best of the best
    MISS I.I : They always create good condition in the class
    MISS I.II: Students are easy to understand what their explanation about
    MASS II: the system in our school is very good
    MIIS II.I: everything become good if the system is good also
    MIIS II.II: my headmaster always fixs everything which is not good
    MASS III: the medium is almost perfect
    MISS III.I: all we need are suitable there
    MISS III.II:from the smallest things until the biggest things
    MASS IV: guaranted graduate
    MISS IV.I :all of them are accepted in government university
    MISS IV.II: not only in nationl but also in international level

     
  4. tuah

    April 6, 2011 at 09:34

    Tuah
    Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
    NIM:2101001320211

    LETTERS
    COMPOSITION
    VOCABULARY
    GRAMMAR
    CONSTRUCTION
    MACHINE
    COMPUTER
    ENGLISH FOR TRANSLATION
    ENGLISH FOR TECHNOLOGY
    ENGLISH FOR ECONOMY
    English for professional
    HOTEL
    ENGLISH FOR TOURISM
    CLERCK
    OFFICE
    TOUR DRIVER
    GUIDE

    English for professional is now a very important thing. It is used for special purpose. It is divided into four parts, such as : English for tourism, English for technology, English for economy and English for translation. English for tourism is used to handle the tourism. They who must learn it are the person who works as a guide, hotel worker or tour driver. Guide brings tourists to tourism objects. Hotel worker works in a hotel and tour driver takes the tourists to tourism objects. Then English for technology is used to do in technology. Such as English is applied in computer program. It is also used in machine. And it is for construction, too. English for economy is for speaking in bussiness. It is used for an officer, a clerck or a letter writer. English for translation is used for translator. It is how to translate in a good way in English. If we want to be a good translator, we must understand about grammar, vocabulary and sense of composition. That’s why English for professional is very important to be learnt, because it is applied in many places to work.

    INFORMATION:

    English for professional is now a very important thing. It is used for special purpose. (main idea)
    It is divided into four parts, such as : English for tourism, English for technology, English for economy and English for translation. (supporting idea)
    English for tourism is used to handle the tourism. They who must learn it are the person who works as a guide, hotel worker or tour driver. Guide brings tourists to tourism objects. Hotel worker works in a hotel and tour driver takes the tourists to tourism objects. Then English for technology is used to do in technology. Such as English is applied in computer program. It is also used in machine. And it is for construction, too. English for economy is for speaking in bussiness. It is used for an officer, a clerck or a letter writer. English for translation is used for translator. It is how to translate in a good way in English. If we want to be a good translator, we must understand about grammar, vocabulary and sense of composition. (pengembangan supporting idea)
    . That’s why English for professional is very important to be learnt, because it is applied in many places to work. (conclusion)

     
  5. 'AINUN N'MAH

    April 6, 2011 at 07:54

    maaf pak, itu submit tugasnya di sini ya? saya bingung ^-^a

     
  6. 'AINUN N'MAH

    April 6, 2011 at 07:32

    The Green Hornet, Villain who against Villains

    The green hornet is the film, which released January 14, 2011, starred Seth Rogen, who co-wrote the script with Evan Goldberg. And Jay Chou was cast as Kato. Also starring were Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, and Christoph Waltz. The Green Hornet is the alter ego of Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day who goes out in his masked “Green Hornet” identity at night to fight crime as a vigilante. He is accompanied by his similarly masked partner and confidant, Kato, who drives their technologically advanced car, the “Black Beauty.” Britt’s initial outing that culminates in him assuming the identity of the Green Hornet begins with his vandalizing his father’s statue in a fit of pique after his first meeting with Kato, his father’s mechanic. Britt concludes that the two will pose as villains in order to get closer to the real villains and eliminate the possibility of their enemies using innocents against them.

     Mass: the Green Hornet is a film
    • Miss 1: The Green Hornet is the alter ego of Britt Reid
    • Miss 2: accompanied by his similarly masked partner masked partner and confidant
    • Miss 3: The Green Hornet begins with his vandalizing his father’s statue
    • Miss 4: pose as villains in order to get closer to the real villains

    Name : ‘AINUN NI’MAH
    NIM : 2101001320119

     
  7. Kholilur rohman

    March 27, 2011 at 14:53

    assalamu’alaikum
    bapak,
    saya sudah mengumpulkan tugas

     
    • MGMP BAHASA INGGRIS

      April 1, 2011 at 01:31

      Ok, I’ll check it.Thank you

       
      • rina rachmawati

        April 5, 2011 at 16:51

        THE FAMILY
        I have family, we live at Kepanjen city. My name is Mrs Rachma. I am is housewife. Now I study in Budi Utomo University, I take English department. Mr. Kusmana is my husband. He is a leader at the home. He is a teacher in Elementary school. Najela Anjani blessingme is my old daughter. She is 9th old year in may this year. She is third class on the elementary school. The second, her name is najwa khan blessingme. She is 4th old year in April this year. So, in June next two month later, She will enter to primary school. She is charming child, happily and funny cause she has curly the hair. The youngest daughter, her name is Shebrina Putri blessingme. She has slanting’s eyes and bald’s hair. Sometime, she look like a boy, but when she wears a jilbab she is looked beautiful. Praise be to Allah, My family is a highest property in my life and I hope in whole my life God bestow us and always life in sakinah, mawaddah wa rahmah. Amen.
        Topic sentence : I have family, we live at Kepanjen city
        1.Mass 1 : My name is Mrs Rachma.
        Miss 1 .1 : I am is housewife .
        Miss 1.2 : Now I study in Budi Utomo University, I take English department.
        2.Mass 2 : Mr. Kusmana is my husband.
        Miss 2.1 : He is a leader at the home.
        Miss 2.2 : He is a teacher in Elementary school.
        3.Mass 3 : Najela Anjani blessingme is my old daughter.
        Miss 3.1 : She is 9th old year in may this year.
        Miss 3.2 : She is third class on the elementary school.
        4.Mass 4 : The second, her name is najwa khan blessingme.
        Miss 4.1 : She is 4th old year in April this year.
        Miss 4.2 : So, in June next two month later, She will enter to primary school.
        Miss 4.3 : She is charming child, happily and funny cause she has curly the hair.
        5.Mass 5 : The youngest daughter, her name is Shebrina Putri blessingme.
        Miss 5.1 : She has slanting’s eyes and bald’s hair.
        Miss 5.2 : Sometime, she look like a boy, but when she wears a jilbab she is looked beautiful.
        The Conclusion : Praise be to Allah, My family is a highest property in my life and I hope in whole my life God bestow us and always life in sakinah, mawaddah wa rahmah. Amen.
        Name : Rina Rachmawati (2101001320045)
        Departement : English non Regular
        University : IKIP Budi Utomo Malang

         
  8. andika dewantara

    March 24, 2011 at 16:46

    Thankz so much for all you are providing. It’s worthy for me, and keep blogging…

     

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