Different Types of Paragraphs Flashcard
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In the framework of writing academic works, students are faced with different structure and types of indents. This also applies to budding writers who are looking for a creative way in literature. Let’s look at what is worth paying attention to.
Any composition, as all of us were taught at school, consists of “bricks” – indents, which in turn can be divided into separate sentences. The paragraph should be perceived as a small finished text, as a kind of essay in the essay. In this regard, in any paragraph, one can identify the introduction, the main part, and the conclusion, as in the composition. An indent is an independent structural unit, which in principle can exist autonomously. This means that if anybody wants to analyze a paragraph outside the text, it is still clear what is at stake, and the idea expressed in the indent is reasoned and finished).
The easiest way to build an effective indent is to use TRIAC. It is a specially designed model for essay writing. This abbreviation expresses, in fact, the main structural elements (Topic, Restriction, Illustration, Analysis, and Conclusion) in their successive sequence, which it is desirable to include in each paragraph of one’s composition.
- Each indent begins with a thesis (or the distinct brainchild). In the initial sentence, you briefly, but very clearly and specifically formulate the idea, which will be discussed in the paragraph.
- The following sentence is an explanation to the initial. This is a kind of commentary on your leading affirmation, which more reveals and explains it. This element can also be omitted if the declared subject is fully described in the initial sentence.
- The following sentence should contain an example that would help to clarify the thesis stated in the initial one. Any scientific or student’s work requires that all arguments should be supported by some specific examples. This gives the work competence and speaks of the serious approach of the author.
- It’s not enough to give an example; you need to analyze it with respect to the claimed thesis, in other words, explain why you gave this particular example, and what role it plays in revealing your argument. This provision is very important because it shows analytical abilities.
- At the end of any indent, there should always be a conclusion on this argument. Otherwise, the paragraph will look incomplete, and the relationship between the various indents will be broken. Before moving on to the next argument, an author should come to a logical conclusion with respect to the previous one.
It is worth noting that you can adhere to the same structure of construction when writing work as a whole. In the introduction, you voice your thesis. The next indent can be devoted to clarifying the thesis and more detailed consideration of various aspects of the issue. Further, a very vivid example of obligatory analysis will be very useful. In conclusion, outcomes are drawn, and totals are made regarding the claimed thesis.
This structure is universal, but this does not mean that everyone should write just like that. There is always a place for creativity; otherwise, every paper would be like any other. However, it is still worthwhile mastering this method, since often a professor at a university does not require originality, but wants to see a clear structure and specifics. Therefore, using the TRIAC model is always reasonable.
Types of Paragraphs
A descriptive paragraph. Under the description in the proper meaning of this word, it is customary to understand a complete, integral episode of artistic narrative, singled out as a particularly depicted one. The emphasis and accentuation of a particular moment, its depiction in greater detail or with greater force and perseverance than the others, create a special meaning of a descriptive paragraph. In a novel or narrative designed for an accurate and detailed depiction of reality, the description is often the basis of the narrative itself, which is conducted in the order of successively changing widely and thoroughly captured moments.
A narrative paragraph. In the epic kind of literature, the narrative is the main part of the work. It includes author’s reasoning, descriptions of various subjects, places, people, an improperly direct speech of heroes. The narrative in such indents is usually written on behalf of the author or narrator, and narrators can change. The points of view of different narrators differ in their awareness of events, in their evaluation, and in their space-time characteristics. Read also how to write addictively readable paragraphs.
A conclusion paragraph. The function of the conclusion is in summing up the results, in drawing up conclusions that were born in the course of reasoning on a given topic. Traditionally, there are two types of conclusions: output and an effect, although in practice these “pure” species can often merge and coexist in the composition. With regard to an output, the very name itself demonstrates its main feature: the basic idea that prevails in this conclusion is derived from those arguments to which the author addressed. The final output contained in the conclusion should bear in itself a certain novelty and generalization in comparison with what was said before. A consequence deduces the author of the essay for the scope of the material that was analyzed in the main part of the work. It requires the involvement of knowledge from other activities and sciences.
A persuasive paragraph. Persuasions are usually seen as an integral part, or perhaps even a situational synonym for such a thing as a “literary position.” In the framework of literature, the reader may encounter two types of beliefs. In the first case, the author presents his conviction as the only correct one, urging the reader to believe in it. In the reverse situation, the author may doubt his position, and use discrepant evidence for its argumentation.
An expository paragraph. It is used to explain to the reader the essence of a certain process or event, which may remain unclear from the course of the narrative. Being aware, it will be easier for the reader in the future to make inputs and understand the flow of thoughts and the position of the author.