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Resources for Writers: Paragraphs

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Paragraph Structure

An essay has a particular structure, and each paragraph in an essay has its own structure as well:

  • topic sentence
  • supporting details
  • concluding sentence

When writing an essay, you need to make sure that each of your paragraphs has these three elements. You also need to make sure that all of your supporting details fit together, and that they all support your topic sentence.

Your paragraphs also need to link together, even though they deal with different topics. Transitions help you create unified paragraphs that relate to each other effectively.

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Paragraph Structure

Paragraph Resources

These resources can help you plan your paragraphs and make sure they all fit together and link to one another in order to create a smooth, organized essay.

Paragraph Transitions

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