Chapter 5: Maintaining Focus and Purpose: The Body Paragraphs

Chapter Overview

Learning Outcomes

In this chapter we will:

  • Learn to draft body paragraphs that focus on specific point within our three-storey thesis and maintain a balance between claim, evidence, and warrant.
  • Craft a topic sentence for each paragraph based on the textual evidence in our thesis.
  • Create paragraphs that both say something new and build upon the points made in previous paragraphs.
  • Create meaningful transitions between paragraphs.



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