Types of paragraphs

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Types of paragraphs by Mind Map: Types of paragraphs

1. Definition Paragraph

1.1. The topic sentence

1.1.1. Definiton of a term

1.2. The supporting sentences

1.2.1. Examples

1.2.1.1. As description, illustration etc.

1.2.2. Classifications

1.3. The concluding sentence

1.3.1. Refer to a topic sentence

1.3.2. Explain the importance of the term

1.3.3. Summary

1.4. Transitions

1.4.1. The term is defined as

1.4.2. ...is understood to be...

2. Effect/Cause Paragraph

2.1. The topic sentence

2.1.1. The main idea of the paragraph introduces the effect

2.2. The focusing sentence

2.2.1. Links the effect with the causes

2.3. The supporting sentences

2.3.1. The causes

3. Argumentative Paragraph

3.1. The topic sentence

3.1.1. The claim

3.2. The supporting sentences

3.2.1. The evidences

3.2.1.1. Examples

3.2.1.2. Research of experts

3.2.1.3. Statistics

3.2.1.4. Quotations

3.2.1.5. Opinions

3.3. Concluding sentence

3.3.1. Restates the claim and explains why

4. Cause/Effect Paragraph

4.1. The topic sentence

4.1.1. The main idea of the paragraph inroduces the cause

4.2. The focusing sentence

4.2.1. Links the causes with the effects

4.3. The supporting sentences

4.3.1. The effect

5. Expository Paragraph

5.1. Topic sentence

5.1.1. The main idea of the paragraph

5.2. The supporting sentences

5.2.1. Examples

5.2.2. Details

5.3. The concluding sentence

5.3.1. Refers to the topic sentence

6. Descriptive Paragraph

6.1. The topic sentence

6.1.1. Introduces the person or the thing

6.2. The focusing sentence

6.2.1. Appearance

6.2.2. Personality, if it is a person

6.3. The supporting sentences

6.3.1. Provide the details

6.4. The concluding sentence

6.4.1. Unexpected final description

6.4.2. Summary