How to Write a Paragraph
A paragraph is a unified piece of prose. It is a group of sentences dealing with one main idea. It is not, however, a haphazard string of sentences. A paragraph writer should always remember that the sentences in it should form unity or coherence. A paragraph must have three distinct parts—a beginning, a middle and an end. You should first write a topic sentence to introduce the main idea. The topic sentence should contain a controlling idea to control or direct the rest of the paragraph. The main idea should then be developed in the middle of the paragraph with the help of some supporting sentences known as developers. The developers should be linked together with appropriate linkers or cohesive devices. Sometimes, you need a context modulator to pass from one set of ideas to another. Finally, you need a terminator or concluding sentence to bring your main idea to an intellectually satisfying end. You can do this either by paraphrasing the topic sentence or by summarizing the body of the paragraph. The sentences In a paragraph should be put together in such a way that all of them contribute to the development of its central theme.