CONSTRUCTING THE PARAGRAPH

 

5. ORDERING PRINCIPLES

Tutorial

Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Computers for Education

Professor Emeritus, CSU, Sacramento

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Ordering  2



paragraph shape


Paragraphs in English are generally constructed
in just a few ways.
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  animated spatial

Spatial organization: from more distant to close up,
from outside to inside, etc.
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  spatial paragraph

Spatial organization: from more distant to close up,
from outside to inside, etc.
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  chronological animation


Chronological: from the past to a more recent time,
or into the present.
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temporal para

Chronological: from the past to a more recent time,
or into the present.
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  flashback animation
 

Flashback:  start in the present, go back to the past,
return to the present.
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paragraph flashback animation


Flashback:  start in the present, go back to the past,
return to the present.
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climatic animation

Climactic organization: from least important to most important.

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climatic para anim

Climactic organization: from least important to most important.

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paragraph shape


Something to remember:

Transitions are signposts to help the reader follow the order
that the writer has constructed.
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