Seven Types of Paragraph Development

Annotated examples of narration, exposition, definition, classification, description, process analysis, and persuasion paragraph development. The site is an (imaginary) article invented to illustrate many of the "modes of discourse"--the traditional methods by which writing is developed. In succession, the following paragraphs are narration, exposition, definition, classification, description, process analysis, and persuasion. (The process analysis paragraph has been broken into a bulleted list, in typical "how to" style.)

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3005.6.2
Analyze the organizational structures of complex informational and technical texts.
GLE 0007.INQ.3
Explain the data from an investigation.
 
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