Paragraph Coherence

Paragraph Coherence/Unity
– Paragraphs build on one another
– Logical order
– Follow the flow of ideas
– Clear

Unity
-United
– Every sentence makes sense in each paragraph
– A unified compositionhas apragraphs that are crucial to creating the thesis

Checklist
– Every detail selected supports main idea
– In logical order
– No irrelavant or unnecssary sentences
– Transitions are clear

Four Types of Supporting Sentences
– Example: list samples of object stated in topic sentence
– Fact: varify; true statements of details
– Reasons: supporting sentences; gives persuasive justification for claim
-Steps: supporting sentences that give instructions in order

Coherence
– Maintaining coherence in a pragraph requires logical, smooth, and natural flow from idea to idea

Five Types of Cohereing Sentences
– Chronological order: narrating a story
– Spatial Order: describing a scene or place
– Cause and Effect: explain findings
– Order of Importance: present facts, examples, reasons
– Classificaion: defining a subject

Location
Against, Among, Beneath, Onto, Over, Under

Time
After, Before, Finally, Then, Until, Throughout

Similarities
Also, As, Like, Likewise, Similarly

Differences
But, Together, Yet, Even though

Emphasize
For this reason, To emphasize, Truly

Conclude
To sum up, As a result, Therefore

Add Information
Equally Inportant, Moreover

Clarify
To put it in another way