We're one-third the way through our course! It's been a busy five weeks for sure!!
In today's lesson, we focused on the type of organization you'll have to use in your body paragraphs: funnel organization. This means that information is arranged in this way:
a. general --> topic sentence with subtopic
b. less general --> supporting ideas
c. specific --> details
We also learned about the different types of details that you can use in your body paragraph:
a. expert opinions
Keep in mind that descriptions and facts over overlap with each other. Many writers often use facts in their descriptions.
We also looked at how to prepare an outline. For your outlines, you need to include:
a. Topic sentences (in sentence-form)
b: supporting ideas (two for each body paragraph)
c. details (3-4 details for each supporting idea).
Remember that you can use note-form for your supporting ideas and details. You don't have to use sentence-form.
For the last part of our lesson, I returned your introduction with my comments. Make sure you start correcting your writing every week. In this way, you'll have less work to do when you have to submit your entire research paper.
If you were not in class, you will have to get your introduction in next week's class.
1. Blog Comment #5
2. Research Paper Outline
Blog Question #4:
Review my comments on your Introduction. What three points (e.g. structure, grammar, etc.) do you need to pay attention to when you write body paragraph #1?