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Title: Instructional Plan Final Project Author: pce Last modified by: Hellen Created Date: 3/11/2007 9:11:24 PM Document presentation format: Presentaci n en ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Making Topic Sentences Interesting


1
Making Topic Sentences Interesting
  • M.E. Ellen Graber
  • For Academic Writing,
  • UMSNH

2
Expository Paragraphs
  • Typical paragraph

starts with controlling idea
explain, develop support with evidence
3
Endangered Focus
  • Beware Digressions and Deviations
  • Irrelevant details
  • Shifts in focus
  • They can cause SPRAWL!!!!!! Taking away from
    unity, clarity and focus.

4
Example of irrelevant details
  • When I was growing up, one of the places I
    enjoyed most was the cherry tree in the back
    yard. Behind the yard was an alley and then more
    houses. Every summer when the cherries began to
    ripen, I used to spend hours high in the tree,
    picking and eating the sweet, sun-warmed
    cherries. My mother always worried about my
    falling out of the tree, but I never did. But I
    had some competition for the cherries
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