Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Giving each paragraph one idea, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] How is a paragraph defined?…One idea, developed to support that one idea…and that one idea is stated in the paragraph's…topic sentence.…Each paragraph typically has six to seven…20 word sentences or about 120 to 150 words.…If the paragraph exceeds that,…then examine the paragraph's content…to determine if all the sentences relate…directly to the topic sentence.…Let's look at a couple rough draft paragraphs…for the topic sentence.…
Homeschooling's flexibility allows…for emphasis on individual learning styles.…Different people have different learning styles.…When students are in public schools,…the teacher can adapt to only one or two…of those styles.…Some schools show a lot of movies.…Some students learn better by seeing,…some by doing and some by hearing.…We all learn better when we're taught…based on the learning styles that work…best for us.…Is that a good paragraph?…Look at the key words in the topic sentence.…Homeschooling, flexibility and individual learning styles.…
What in the paragraph supports that?…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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