We must always keep in mind that in the paragraph we develop a certain central idea, or nuclear, to which are associated other, secondary, closely related by sense and logically derived from it.
The paragraph is important because it facilitates the organization of ideas and the correct understanding of what is being said.
On the length of the paragraph we say that it is a unit large enough to contain a complete process of reasoning and short enough to allow us to analyze the components of this process. We must also point out that it is the division of the subject that depends on the length of the paragraph.
The composition of the paragraph is structured in the following way: Introduction, in which we summarize and summarize the core idea; development, in which we explain this core idea; and, more rarely, the conclusion, especially in the less extensive paragraphs and in those in which the central idea does not present great complexity.
How to develop Paragraph
You can develop the paragraph in different ways. By enumeration or description of details; for comfort, very effective process of development; by analogy or comparison; by citation of examples; dividing and explaining “chain” ideas; and by definition. All processes must be carefully studied, so that you can use them with greater freedom and suitability.
Qualities of the paragraph in general
What are the qualities of the paragraph? In general, we say that the key qualities of the paragraph are: clarity, conciseness, propriety, consistency, and emphasis. We will deal briefly with some aspects.
Unity, Consistency and Emphasis
When we speak of oneness, we teach that we must say one thing at a time, without misplaced digressions. Emphasis is the modification of the phrasal structure that privileges some term, like the objective, the predicative etc. Consistency consists in ordering and interconnecting ideas clearly and logically and according to a defined plan. For coherence, we use connective and transition particles.
Here are some guidelines when producing the paragraph:
• Use as often as possible an explicit phrasal (core-idea) topic.
• Avoid impertinent details, accumulations and redundancies.
• Intermittent sentences often undermine the unit of the paragraph; select the most important ones and turn them into main sentences of shorter periods
• The development of the same core idea should not break into several paragraphs.
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