In this class we share and workshop sample paragraphs.
This assignment covers two things.
Grading the First Paragraphs
As our syllabus states, I will use the Writing Criteria to evaluate all written assignments, including the First Paragraphs.
Our workshop will test the coherence of the paragraph by re-constructing two of mine.
As you edit your own paragraphs, here are some questions to keep in mind.
- Does the paragraph have a clear topic sentence that announces its overall point?
- How well does each sentence fit into the paragraph’s overall pattern of organization?
- Does the idea presented in each sentence follow logically from what came before?
- Do the sentences use transitions to demonstrate the connections among its sentences and ideas?