WHAT IS A PARAGRAPH?
A paragraph is defined as an independent unit. i e, it is made of a group of sentences (sometimes it is made of one sentence) that discuss and develop one single idea.
TYPES OF PARAGRAPHS:
There are different types of paragraphs:
Descriptive: This type of paragraph describes a person or a thing and shows what he/it is like. The words and expressions used in it talk about form, smell, length, height, color, function, taste ………etc.
Narrative: It tells a story with a sequence of actions. It should tell the beginning, the middle, and the end.
Argumentative: in this type of paragraph, the writer tries to convince the reader by supporting his ideas and providing sufficient arguments.
Expository: This type of paragraph gives instructions on how to do something and the different steps to go through to achieve a certain objective.
STRUCTURE OF A PARAGRAPH:
Very often, it appears in the middle and it clearly introduces one of the main ideas to be discussed in the paragraph.
They appear in the middle and explain the main idea presented previously in the topic sentence through examples, statistics, arguments, comparisons, …… etc. This is the essential part of the paragraph where the writer aims at attaining one of his objectives.
It appears at the end and indicates to the reader that developing the main idea has finished. Also, it makes a transition to the next paragraph.
HOW TO WRITE A PARAGRAPH:
Paragraphs constitute distinct blocks of a text and a good text depends on how well-written these paragraphs are. While writing a paragraph, the writer should stick to its constituents stated above. He should also be clear about his ideas, elaborates them in an easy-to-understand language, and uses convenient conjunctions and linkers without forgetting correct punctuation and capitalization. Plus, the sentences making this paragraph should be cohesively related.