Challenges of the Digital World

Body Paragraphs

Closing

It’s time to begin to write body paragraphs.

Here are some elements of a strong body paragraph for you to consider as you write:

  • The topic sentence acts as a mini-thesis that states the goal of the paragraph.
  • The topic sentence acts as a connection between the main thesis and the claims of the paragraph.
  • Evidence is blended elegantly with a sentence that makes its purpose clear.
  • The claims of the paragraph are clearly based on the evidence, using a valid line of reasoning that your reader can follow.

Draft your first body paragraph.

When you have finished, look at your thesis. Now that you’ve examined some specific evidence within your writing, what can you do to make your thesis more specific, challenging, and creative?

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