Write a Powerful Paragraph

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'A paragraph is a distinct written section of a longer piece of writing - essay, novel, research paper, etc. It usually deals with a single theme, and is indicated by the start of a new line - usually indented.

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Parts of a Paragraph

Well written paragraphs have three basic parts:

  1. 1
    Topic sentence.
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  2. 2
    Supporting sentences.
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  3. 3
    Concluding sentence
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Topic Sentence

A topic sentence can come anywhere in your paragraph, be it at the beginning, middle, or end of the paragraph. Wherever the placement is, it will still be the main purpose of the paragraph, and should state the main idea of the paragraph.

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A Topic Sentence:

  • States the main idea
  • Focuses the limited subject to one point that can be covered in the paragraph.
  • If it is a general statement, the idea is developed by the supporting sentences.
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Supporting Sentences

  • Supporting sentences form the body of the paragraph.
  • Supporting sentences answer the questions formed by the topic sentence.
  • Supporting sentences explain the topic sentence, and provide specific details including facts, examples, incidents or reasons.
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Concluding Sentence

If you watch documentaries, or any news events on television, they always provide a concise conclusion that highlights the paragraph's main idea.

  • The concluding sentence recalls the main idea of the paragraph and then provides a strong ending to the paragraph.
  • A well-written conclusion should not be dull or a repetition of the topic sentence, it should be a fresh insight - effectively, a clinchers.
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How to Write a Powerful Paragraph

  • Make your main idea clear.
  • Develop your main idea.
  • Provide a strong ending.

Sample Paragraph

During my recent movie viewing of The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, I learned a great deal about Johnny Depp's acting technique. Johnny Depp, like most actors, has a signature style and uniqueness regarding how they portray their role. Some actors perform well, using all their classes and personal interpretation of the role, while others almost become the character they are playing by basing their performance on all their emotional and life experiences. This is the technique employed by Depp, but he also has a unique way of living the character he is playing. During the scenes, he acts on his own, adds character and charm and makes it more real by becoming the character itself. These qualities have convinced critics that no other actor could have brought as much to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, than Johnny Depp.

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  1. 1
    Topic Sentence
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    Johnny Depp, like most actors, has a signature style and uniqueness regarding how they portray their role.
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    Supporting Sentences
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    1. During my recent movie viewing of The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, I learned a great deal about Johnny Depp's acting technique.
    2. Some actors perform well, using all their classes and personal interpretation of the role, while others almost become the character they are playing by basing their performance on all their emotional and life experiences.
    3. This is the technique employed by Depp, but he also has a unique way of living the character he is playing.
    4. During the scenes, he acts on his own, adds character and charm and makes it more real by becoming the character itself.
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    Concluding Sentence
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    These qualities have convinced critics that no other actor could have brought as much to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, than Johnny Depp.
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Questions and Answers

Can you help me write a paragraph about Johnny Deep on 10 lines?

I need to write about a moviestar

It is fairly easy to write a 10-line paragraph on Johnny Depp. You could use the following points to complete your paragraph -

  1. 1
    His birthday and other details.
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    His role in "Pirates of the Caribbean".
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    His huge female fan following.
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  4. 4
    His other movies.
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  5. 5
    Awards and nominations.
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  6. 6
    His look in the pirates movie and otherwise.
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  7. 7
    His wife/girlfriend and his children if any.
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  8. 8
    How he got started in acting
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  9. 9
    His property listings
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  10. 10
    How much he earns - roughly.
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How do I get started on a paragraph?

The topic is my main problem. I have tried: To get the basic ideas. I think it was caused by: I don't know what to do

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