7 thoughts on “3. Introduction to Paragraph: Definition and Elements

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  4. Dear Mr Parlin,

    Here are my assignment for writing II :

    Topic : Cheating
    Controlling Idea : Advantage and disadvantage of Cheating
    Topic Sentence : Cheating has disadvantage and advantage.
    Paragraph :
    Cheating has advantage and disadvantage. We can see from various points of view. From the educational side, cheating make students doesn’t have any creative when they are studying. They tend rely to other friends or their sophisticated equipment. I think it will make them lazy and silly with the lesson. Besides of that, we can discuss cheating from the entertainment side. Nowadays, Indonesia has many kinds of Boy band and Girl Band. Some people said that they cheat it from Korean Band. But, if we see that from the positive side, it can be one of advantage from cheating. The people who corporate with The Boy Band or Girl Band will get big profit from it. It’s including with their producer and manager too. So, if some people said that cheating just have disadvantage side, it’s not entirely true.

    Topic : Noisy Neighbours
    Controlling idea : Noisy neighbours are very disturbing
    Topic Sentence : Noisy neighbours are very disturbing, especially if we live in Jakarta that has individualist system
    Paragraph :
    Noisy neighbours are very disturbing, especially if we live in Jakarta that has individualist system. When I was in fifth grade, I have neighbour that always disturb us. He always fought with his wife. He also screamed in along the way. We felt very disturbed with it. We tried to talk with our ‘Ketua RT’. After that, he collected some man in near of my house to catch him when he rampage. While they caught him, he tried to against and tried to kill one of the men. After they caught him, they talked to him; in order to he didn’t do it again. That all my experience about noisy neighbours

    Thanks & Regards
    Sisca

  5. Dear Sir,
    These are my assignment,
    A. Topic : Cheating takes place among students
    Topic sentence : How to solve cheating problem ?
    Controlling idea : Several solutions to decrease cheating among student.
    Paragraph : Students generally understand what constitutes cheating, but they do it anyway. Solution for this problem are teachers must be vigilant and alert to all the newer forms of cheating, particularly electronic cheating. Cellphones and iPods are powerful tools for cheating with uses limited only by a student’s imagination. Ultimately the best solution is to make learning exciting and absorbing. Teach the whole child. Make the learning process student-centric. Allow students to buy into the process. Empower them to guide and direct their learning. Encourage creativity and critical thinking as opposed to rote learning. Students must learn to be true to themselves and their own core values. Don’t let peer pressure and other influences steal their dream. If they are caught, cheating has serious consequences.
    Topic : Deal with noisy neighbors
    Topic sentence : How to deal with noisy neighbors ?
    Controlling idea : Three ways to deal with noisy neighbors
    Paragraph :
    Noisy neighbors are always bad news.Three ways to deal with noisy neighbors,talk to your neighbors and try to resolve your differences in person. Sometimes neighbors are not aware that they are causing a disturbance.Then try to muffle the noise. Because confronting neighbors is fraught with uncertainty, you should first do everything in your power to try to ameliorate the noise,consider going to bed wearing earplugs. If warning your neighbor doesn’t work, go to the “ketua RT” or police to help your problem.But call the police only as a last resort. If you’ve been dealing with a noisy neighbor for weeks or months, things may eventually reach the point where you have no choice but to call in the authorities.
    Regards
    Yulina

  6. Dear Mr.Parlin
    The following is my writing assignment.

    Topic: Cheating
    Controlling idea: in the national examinations (UN).
    Topic sentence:
    Cheating in national examinations (UN) not only by students but also the individual that should be a controller or supervisor of the national examinations.
    Paragraph:
    Cheating in national examinations (UN) not only by students but also the individual that should be a controller or supervisor of the national examinations. Cheating is usually done by students using mobile phones in the exam room, students work together in one exam room, and spread or brings answers of the UN when the UN took place. Then cheating by supervisors or teachers typically spread the answer via SMS, circulate the answer directly, offering questions and answers. Until now the government is trying to minimize and even remove the cheating in national examinations.

    Topic: Noisy neighbors.
    Controlling idea: disliked in the neighborhood.
    Topic sentence: Three reasons why noisy neighbors disliked in the neighborhood.
    Paragraph:
    There are three reasons why the noisy neighbors disliked in the environment. First, because of they are disturbing people who want to rest or sleep. After a day of work or school, we usually need a quiet atmosphere to relax and the noisy of the neighbors disturbing. And then, when we want to watch or listen to music, the sound of noisy neighbors who are also very annoying. Finally, when we are holding worship services or family events, they are also very disturbing. So we hope that the noisy neighbors moved immediately.

    Regards,
    Vany

  7. Dear all,
    To show your mastery on this topic, do the following:

    Develop each of the following topics into a good paragraph. Do it in three successive stages: (1) decide on controlling idea (the point you wish to make about the topic); (2) write this controlling idea as part of your topic sentence; and (3) develop a paragraph based on the topic sentence.

    Cheating
    Noisy neighbors

    Write in this way:
    Topic : Cheating
    Controlling idea : ………………
    Topic sentence : ……………….
    Paragraph : ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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