Skills

Levels

Writing Paragraphs

Some questions to ask before writing a topic sentence:

Journalistic Questions

Who?

What?

When?

Where?

Why?

How?

Is this too Broad/Narrow?

Is it clear?

How can I support this?

Will it predict what will come next in the paragraph?

Some questions to ask after writing a topic sentence/paragraph:

Journalistic questions (who, what, when, where…)

Can you give an example?

Can this be compared/contrasted to something?

Are there enough details?

How can I prove this? (I don't believe you—prove it!)

Can you be more specific?

How is this organized?

Are the steps/parts clear?

What order does it follow?

Chronological (time sequence)

Spatial (on the right/at the top/next to the…)

Order of Importance (The most important…)

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16