– Include a clear TOPIC SENTENCE.
When a paragraph has no TOPIC SENTENCE, it is much harder for the writer to keep it focused and on topic. It also makes it harder for the reader to follow the ideas.
– Stick to a SINGLE MAIN IDEA without getting sidetracked.
– Include SPECIFIC examples, statistics, facts, or quotes that fully support the main idea.
– Have details that are ORGANIZED in a way that makes sense.
– Include TRANSITION words, phrases, or sentences to improve the flow of ideas.