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TOPIC, MAIN IDEA, DETAILS TRANSITIONS PATTERNS EVEN MORE PATTERNS
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What is topic?
It is a general subject of a paragraph or an essay.
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What is time order?
This pattern is indicated by transitions such as "during", "meanwhile", "as soon as".
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What are patterns?
These are different ways that writers use to organize their thoughts.
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What is psychology (biology, nursing...)
This is one (of many) college course that may have the definition pattern in their texts.
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What is topic sentence?
It is a stated main idea of a paragraph.
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What is process (it can also be a time order or listing)?
This pattern is indicated by transitions such as "first", "second", "third".
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What is definition, listing, time order (process, example, comparison/contrast, cause/effect)?
These are 3 common patterns of organization (pick any 3).
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What is cause/effect?
This pattern is indicated by transitions such as "therefore", "as a result", "consequently".
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False.
True or False:
Supporting details are always introduced by transition words.
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What are transitions?
These are the words or phrases that author use to lead the reader from one idea to another.
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What is definition?
In this pattern the author explains a new term first and then follows with examples.
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What is contrast?
This pattern is indicated by transitions such as "on the other hand", "nevertheless', "however".
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False.
True or False:
A paragraph will always have a stated main idea.
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False.
True or False:
A writer always uses transition to indicate major details.
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What are "for example', "for instance", and "such as"?
These are the 3 transitions that indicate example pattern.
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What are "like", "alike", "similarly", "just as"?
These are the 3 transitions that indicate comparison pattern.






PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION

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