When you organize lists, you put similar items together. You also gave each group a name. This name is a topic.
When you organize your information into group, it is important to recognize when something does not belong. When something does not belong, it is called irrelevant.
Most English writing is organized into paragraphs. A paragraph is a group of sentences that develops one main idea. It usually begins with a sentence that states the main idea. This sentence is called the topic sentence. The other sentences in the paragraph explain the main idea. They add details and give support. These sentences are called supporting sentences. Sometimes paragraphs also have a concluding sentence. It is the last sentence of the paragraph.
Rules of paragraphs:
·Indent the first word of each paragraph
·Leave margins (space on both sides of the paragraph)
·Begin each sentence with a capital letter
·End each sentence with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark
·Do not start each new sentence on a new line
The topic sentence is the most important sentence of a paragraph. It states the main idea and introduces the reader to the topic
The supporting sentences develop the main idea in the topic sentence. They add details to the topic
Every supporting sentence in a paragraph must relate to the main idea stated in the topic sentence. A sentence that does not support the main idea does not belong in the paragraph. It is called irrelevant sentence
Some paragraphs end with a concluding sentence. This sentence states the main idea of the paragraph again using different words. It summarizes the main points of the paragraph, or makes a final comment on the topic. Concluding sentences are not always necessary. In fact, short paragraphs or paragraphs that are part of longer pieces of writing often do not have concluding sentences