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Supporting paragraphs

Supporting paragraphs offer the reader data, details, sources, and other elements that support the main idea of the essay. Each supporting paragraph usually focuses on presenting and supporting a single point.

Overview

Video about paragraph development

Guidelines for paragraph development This site explains the concepts of unity and coherence, provides strategies for developing and organizing paragraphs, and offers a 5-step process. The site also provides model paragraphs and advice for revising problematic paragraphs.

Strategies

Parts of the paragraph

Coherent paragraphs