Improve Your Writing V
We've worked on individual sentences, and now it's time to look at the "container" for your sentences, the paragraph. What makes a good paragraph? When is a paragraph too long or too short?
First, let's take a look at information on Paragraph Development and Topic Sentences from the late Charles Darling's "Guide to Grammar and Writing". I think this piece is very important because it shows how easy it is to "get off the track".
Next, let's take
and online writing aid by Chuck Guilford'; it's called
Paradigm, The section
we'll look at today is called "Planning
Again, if you decide to do any of the activities, please remember to send them to me by email: just click on EXERCISES to "call the postman".
Focus on Vocabulary
First, let's continue with
some more "transition" words, i.e. words to help you link sentences and
paragraphs. This is only a list, but it's important that you know all
Next, the late Dr. Charles
Darling - on his great resource website called "Guide
to Writing and Grammar" - compiled an excellent list of "problem words and expressions"
that writers should avoid. At the bottom
of the page are some links to websites that also contain some good
information on words to avoid.
One of these links - Deadwood Phrases - is now dead itself, but I've found
another version. Here's a link to the new
Last updated: 21 November 2012