AW Lesson 5: Body Paragraphs
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?
10/18/2015 05:34:55 am
There are three major point that I need to be careful when I write my body paragraphs.
10/18/2015 08:00:41 pm
10/19/2015 05:43:35 pm
First, I need to use the plurals right. There were a lot of corrections made by that in my introduction. I should keep an eye on them when I'm writing my body paragraph.
10/19/2015 07:58:33 pm
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10/20/2015 07:58:08 am
There are many points that I sometimes make a same mistake.
10/20/2015 02:13:35 pm
I first thought that I had many structure mistakes because I'm really bad at writing. However it turned out to be that I had many grammar mistakes. I felt relief to know the structure was ok but at the same time I was sad to know that my grammars were wrong. From the next time I write something I guess I would have to check my grammars carefully.
10/20/2015 07:37:08 pm
My introduction has little many errors of wording. The order of sentence is important. I have to write the way that readers are interested in my research paper and easy to understand. I'll pay attention this when I write body paragraphs. There were some other mistakes. One of them is plural form. It's little difficult for Japanese. However, I'll try to write my research paper without them.
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10/21/2015 12:06:15 am
The first thing that I need to pay attention is grammatical errors. I do not think that I made a huge mistake, but there are some small errors. I should be able to write with less errors. Also, my essay does not really have a funnel structure. I obviously tried to use the structure, but I found it challenging. I should consider the order the sentences more when write the body paragraph. Finally, I should be capable to write sentences that is easy for readers to understand. I need to pay attention if readers can really understand what I am writing or trying to tell.
10/21/2015 12:56:16 am
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10/21/2015 09:52:39 pm
I am afraid I misunderstood the meaning of "so that".
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