Summary Writing academic English

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ISBN-10 0131523597 ISBN-13 9780131523593
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This is the summary of the book "Writing academic English". The author(s) of the book is/are Alice Oshima Ann Hogue. The ISBN of the book is 9780131523593 or 0131523597. This summary is written by students who study efficient with the Study Tool of Study Smart With Chris.

Summary - Writing academic English

  • 1 paragraph structure

  • how is a paragraph built up? and give a short explanation

    a paragraph is built out of 3 structures; topic, supporting and concluding

    topic sentence= the introduction to the paragraph it also exits of the controlling idea.

    supporting sentence= it explains or prove the topic by giving more information.

    concluding sentence= signals the end of the paragraph and leaves the reader with important points to remember. 

  • concluding sentences are customary for stand alone paragraphs. However paragraphs that are part of longer pieces don't need a concluding sentence. 

  • what defines a good paragraph?

    a good paragraph has a topic sentence that clearly states the topic and the controlling idea of the paragraph. 

  • a topic sentence is a complete sentence; meaning, it contains at least one subject and one verb.

    a topic sentence contains both a topic and a controlling idea. It names the topic and then limits the topic to a specific area. 

    A topic sentence is the most general statement in the paragraph because it gives only the main idea.

  • A topic sentence has two essential parts: the topic and the controlling idea. 

  • what is the role of the topic in a paragraph 

    the topic, part of the topic sentence, names the subject of the paragraph.

  • what is the role of the controlling idea?

    the controlling idea limits or controls the topic to a specific area in the space of a single paragraph. 

  • a topic sentence is a complete sentence; meaning, it contains at least one subject and one verb.

    a topic sentence contains both a topic and a controlling idea. 

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