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Formula for AMAZING
paragraphs...
ME + LE + LE + C = AMAZING
Why I'm here...
Ladies and gentlemen...
• Writing is essential to every class you will
ever take
• Writing is a SKILL that you learn with
practice
• ...and I know a shortcut :)
The 3 Parts to a Paragraph
Writing is like math, there's a formula!
1. Main Point
1. Supporting Details
a. This is where things can get a little
confusing...
1. Conclusion
Start at the top : ME
1. M - Main Point
a. What are you going to say...?
1. E - Explain
a. Why should your reader care about what you
have to say...?
ME + LE
1. L - Link
a. Support your main point with some sort of
concrete evidence...
2. E - Explain
a. Explain how this link supports your main
point.
ME + LE + LE
1. L - Link
a. Support your main point with ANOTHER
sort of concrete evidence...
2. E - Explain
a. Explain how this NEW link supports your
main point.
ME + LE + LE + C
1. C - Conclusion
a. "Restate" your main point
i.
Show the reader how you made your point
ii.
Remind the reader how much the main point
matters.
The Final Step
• Take what you've outlined and put it into
proper paragraph format...
o Don't forget to indent the first line.
• Check out my example on the back!
o This MELELEC paragraph is about the
dangers of online communication and why
face-to-face communication is BETTER!
Now, you try!
1. Find a question from your homework that
you could write a perfect paragraph about...
1. Use the outline on the third page to organize
your paragraph.
1. Then write your beautiful, comprehensive
answer on a piece of paper to hand in :)

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