posted by Anonymous .
can you give me some ideas for writing a essay about recycling, conserving water, conserving electricity, and stopping pollutions. My teacher wants me to write paragraphs that are long like 10 sentences.
Please als o show me how to write a good introduction with a topic senstence and a thesis statement.
Here's a plan for a well developed paragraph, and I'll make sure it's ten sentences long!
~~Topic sentence (main idea for the paragraph)
~~First detail sentence - the second most important detail or "evidence" to support the topic sentence.
~~Two commentary sentences - both explaining what YOU THINK that detail sentence means.
~~Second detail sentence - another important detail that supports the topic sentence.
~~Two commentary sentences, explaining what YOU THINK the second detail sentence means.
~~Third detail sentence - the most important detail that supports the topic sentence.
~~Two commentary sentences, explaining what YOU THINK the third detail sentence means.
~~You could add a sentence at the end of the paragraph which serves as a conclusion for this paragraph's thoughts and/or a transition to the next paragraph.
This careful planning of each paragraph's sentences is taught specifically in this system:
In addition, there are excellent ideas here about developing ideas and paragraphs:
See the list at the left of the screen for the sub-topics in writing a paragraph.
This is the best I've seen. Be sure to read it all and practice what is explained to you here.
Isn't a typical parapgraph usually supposed to contain five or six or maybe seven sentences?