PIE paragraph model do help me a lot in how to develop a paragraph reasonably and logically. Before I learned the PIE paragraph model, my writing process was blindly and desultorily. After given a topic, I just slightly thought of what it was and what it might concern about, and then I wrote them down without even placing them in an organized order, making my paragraph unpersuasive and unfocused. Even more, though it was so “improvisational”, I didn’t revise it, and fragments and run-ons would not be found out until my teacher put a big red cross on it. After learning what PIE paragraph model was, I came to realize that writing could be so easy to handle and organize. Since then, when I was given a particular topic, I would first make a brainstorm or a free write, bringing all the relevant information and words in my mind. After that, avoiding making the paragraph too broad or to narrow, I would choose a specific point to develop on. Next, information as examples was placed right after the point in order to demonstrate the correctness of my analysis. However, one example is too few to make the point persuasive. So, necessary examples, two or three, were needed so that the paragraph could be more “aggressive”. But giving examples didn’t really mean supporting the point. In other words, I had to make a connecting between the point and the information, which means I have to explain the relevance between them. Explanations, as for me, were the most important part of the paragraph, and on which we should pay more focus. Without a strong explanation, my paragraph would be just like a piece of story, which somehow “forces” the reader to dig out what I was trying to say by themselves.
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