Structure and linking of paragraphs

to help revise in english

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  • Created by: Steph
  • Created on: 16-04-10 09:32

Supporting paragraphs, what goes at the beginning

For listing different points

  • Firstly
  • Secondly
  • Thirdly
  • Finally

For counter examples

  • However
  • Even though
  • On the other hand
  • Nevertheless
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For additional ideas

  • Another idea is
  • In addition
  • Related to
  • Furthermore
  • Also

To show cause and effect

  • Therefore
  • Thus
  • As a result of
  • Consequently
  • In conclusion
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What are supporting paragraphs?

Supporting paragraphs make up the main body of your essay.

What do they do?

They develop the main ideas of your essay.

How do I write them?

  • List the points that develop the main idea of your essay.
  • Place each supporting point in its own paragraph.
  • Develop each point with facts, details and examples.

To connect your supporting paragraphs you should use transition words. Transition words link your paragraphs together and make it easier to read. You can use them at the beginning and the end of paragrsaphs. For example - In conclusion, we are taking away the penguins food and they are dying. We need to do something about it.

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Summary paragraph

What is a summary paragraph?

A summary parapraph is often called a conclusion. Its when you summarise all the points you have made and put it into a concusion. It comes at the end of your essay after you've finished developing your ideas.

What does it do?

It restates the main idea of your essay and letsyour reader know the essay is complete.

How do I write one?

  • Restate the strongest points of your essay that support your idea.
  • Conclude you essay by restating the main idea in different words.
  • Give your personal opinion and suggest a plan of action.
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This isnt really for anyone else it just helps me learn ^^



Thanks a lot Steph. Very helpful, clear notes. :)

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