Video: Parts of a paragraph -English Academic Writting Introduction. Site:"engvid Free English video lessons"
The following video explains the specific structure of a paragraph.
Parts of a paragraph:
- Topic sentence: should include
- an interesting topic
- opinion about it
- supporting details/arguments
- order by importance or chronology
- Closing sentence: 2 functions
- restate the topic sentence in a different way
- keep readers thinking
Topic sentences (examples): site University of Ottawa
1-The first is the wear-and-tear hypothesis that suggests the body eventually succumbs to the environmental insults of life. The second is the notion that we have an internal clock which is genetically programmed to run down. Supporters of the wear-and-tear theory maintain that the very practice of breathing causes us to age because inhaled oxygen produces toxic by-products. Advocates of the internal clock theory believe that individual cells are told to stop dividing and thus eventually to die by, for example, hormones produced by the brain or by their own genes. (from Debra Blank, "The Eternal Quest" [edited]).
Topic sentence: There are two broad theories concerning what triggers a human's inevitable decline to death.