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Paragraph Writing

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Write a 150- to 200-word paragraph to explain the importance of purpose, audience, tone, and content in academic writing. Use the three components of a good paragraph covered in this week’s readings.

Underline your topic sentence.

Boldface your concluding sentence in the paragraph.

Use complete sentences, correct subject-verb agreement, and consistent verb tense in your paragraph.

Post your paragraph to Assignments as a Microsoft® Word attachment and in Main in the body of a message.

The goal of academic writing is to inform an audience about a particular topic in a very professional manner. Effective academic journal writing does involve clearly stating your purpose and presenting your information in a manner that is simplistic enough for others to read and understand while still having the tone of an academic piece.

Tone is a literary technique that is a part of composition, which encompasses the attitudes toward the subject and toward the audience implied in a literary work. The tone of the memo and any kind of paper depends entirely on the audience. Academic writing should be concise, without being completely stripped of the necessary facts that are needed to support your topic. The content impact is how your reader and listeners’ feel about the subject at the end of your writing. They should be able to follow your story easily, it should flow together like music, the story should inform them of the subject, and should not leave them with questions at the end.

You may write in detail about many things to your informal group but it should be concise and clear using appropriate language and wording for professional and academic use.

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