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16.6 Techniques for Writing: Making Paragraph Breaks

Exercise A: Click on the "essay" button below. When a student wrote this essay, she separated it into four paragraphs. Insert your own paragraph breaks into the text by placing the typing cursor where you think the text should be broken and hitting the "return" or "enter" key twice.
Form a group with three or four other students and discuss the paragraph breaks and your reasons for them. See whether your whole group can agree on where the breaks should fall. Explain your conclusions to the rest of the class before clicking the "answer" key to see the original paragraph breaks.

Your teacher may want you to print out this page for class discussion. If not, click below for one possible set of paragraph breaks.

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