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Writing a paragraph about yourself: FULL PARAGRAPHS?

comet2000 10 / 48  
Aug 23, 2010   #1
Due: August 25, 2010
Direction: Guidelines for post to the "A little about me" discussion forum

1. Write a little about yourself that you wish to share with the class. For example, your background, hobbies, interests, professional goals, or anything else that you wish. Make the "title" of your posting your name (e.g. if your name is Joe Student title your posting "Joe Student"). YOUR POSTING SHOULD BE ONE OR TWO FULL PARAGRAPHS!

2. Read the postings of the other students and respond to as many as you wish (a minimum of 2 responses is required). Responses could point out similarities ('I like to sky dive also'), differences, or ask questions or make comments.

IMPORTANT: Your first and last name MUST appear in the subject field of your discussion entry in order to get credit for your entry.

Due: August 25, 2010

Question: What does it mean by "FULL PARAGRAPHS"? Write 5 sentences?

jelidtj 5 / 21  
Aug 23, 2010   #2
i am assuming that "full paragraph" means one that has a fully developed idea. It doesn't have to have 5 sentences, but it should exhibit a sense of... hmm.. completeness in itself. I say this because every paragraph really should represent the beginning of a new idea.

hope you get what i'm trying to say...

~All the best~
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Aug 25, 2010   #3
('I like to sky dive also')

Not me! I have plenty of things to do that do not require me to trust the... person who packed the parachute, or whatever...

You don't have to worry about what they mean. The purpose of this instruction is to prevent people from writing only a sentence or two. At essayforum, we hope people will respond to essays in a full paragraph, too.

So... start with a topic sentence, followed by a sentence to explain the topic sentence a little more... then a sentence with an example or maybe a quotation... then another sentence to tell the significance of it all... finally a conclusion/transition sentence to complete the thought.

(The last sentence of a para can reflect on why it is important, or it can tell how it is related to the subject you are going to write about in the next para.

Just start with a single sentence!!

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