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Writing the first draft - paragraphs

  • Each paragraph has one main idea.
  • Start with a topic sentence.
  • Develop the idea using 3-5 supporting sentences
  • Bring points together with transitional words and phrases, e.g., firstly, in contrast, as a result.
  • Provide references known as ‘in-text citations’ to support points.
  • Finish with a linking or concluding sentence.

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