E. Definition Paragraphs

# videos: below the brief notes
(Notes by Huifang Peng)
# required knowledgeWhat is a paragraph? 
# objective and features:
1. to define or introduce something, to tell the reader what something is
2. definitions from authoritative sources, such as dictionaries, are often cited
3. a personal opinion toward a certain definition may be emphasized  
writing steps: (suggestive only)
Step One: planning and prewriting
Step Two: writing the first draft
1. Topic Sentence:
a. the topic: the thing you want to define, explain, or introduce to your reader  
b. the controlling idea: a certain definition, or your opinion about a certain definition of the thing
2. Body/Supporting Sentences: facts, details, and examples are often given to
a. make the definition clear to the reader, or 
b. support your opinion
3. Concluding Sentence(s): there are many possible ways to end the paragraph
Step Three: revising your draft:
Step Four: editing
Great Writing 2: Unit 6
Great Writing 3: p. 60  


source: Smrt English      2012-11-15
Exercise: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o...

Definition Lecture
English 1102 Online      2011-05-22

How to Write an Extended Definition
David Taylor    2013-01-17

Example Definition Sentences Paragraph
source: John Botting   2013-09-17