Write a paragraph on each the following topics in not more than 250 words.
1. Your memory of a place that you visited as a child
2. A character from a book, movie, or television program
3. A memorable day in your life
4. A moment of failure or success
5. An event that marked a turning point in your life'
6. Your favourite (or least favourite) television programme
7. The most useful (or useless) invention
8. Your favourite (or least favourite) fictional character
9. The different roles of a student
10. Children's responsibilities towards their parents
11. A man is known by the company he keeps
12. Defer not till tomorrow what you can do today
13. God helps those who helps themselves
14. A little learning is a dangerous thing
15. No risk, no gain
- Write down the subject to your paragraph.
- To express your subject, write only a word or phrase.
- The first sentence of a paragraph should be a topic sentence and should contain the topic and an opinion on the topic.
- Begin by brainstorming. Brainstorming doesn't involve writing complete sentences or paragraphs. Brainstorming involves coming up with ideas using words or short phrases.
- Read the word or phrase about the subject of your paragraph repeatedly. You are going to expand this into the first sentence of your paragraph.
- This first sentence, which comes at the beginning of a paragraph, is called the topic sentence. Remember that its job is to introduce your paragraph.
- The body of the paragraph involves words or phrases which made in to complete sentences. These sentences explain your topic sentence by offering facts, details, or examples.
- Remember that the job of your paragraph body is to share an idea with your reader.
The three essential parts of a paragraph are:
1. The Topic Sentence
- It is normally the first sentence of the paragraph.
- It conveys the overall point of the paragraph.
- It helps the writer focus on the idea written about.
- It helps the reader know about what the paragraph is all about.
2. The Supporting Details
- They are sentences used to support the main idea stated in the topic sentence.
- They give more information about the main idea through examples.
- They say in details what the topic sentence says in general.
- They should be clear evidence that what the topic sentence says is trustworthy.
- They should be strong convincing points on which the topic sentence can rely upon.
3. The Concluding Sentence
- It is a reflection of the main idea pronounced in the topic sentence.
- It sums up what the topic sentence and the supporting details talk about.
- It is the closing sentence that reminds the readers of what they have to value.
- It is compulsory for the completion of the paragraph unity.
- It eventually indicates the end of a paragraph.
- It prepares the reader for a smooth transition to the next paragraph if there is one.