A good paragraph expresses one main idea. This idea is stated in the topic sentence. In the so-called supporting sentences the main idea is further developed by giving reasons, examples, facts, etc. Finally, the paragraphs end with a concluding sentence, which summarizes the most important point made in the paragraph. In addition to these three parts, a good paragraph adheres to the rules of unity (one idea per paragraph) and coherence (supporting sentences are presented in a logical order and linked by means of appropriate link words).

Example of topic sentence, supporting sentences and concluding sentence (this is one paragraph):           

            Topic Sentence:    
            Supporting Sentences:

           Concluding Sentence:


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