The Body: 2

What makes a body look good? Paragraphs, that’s the answer! If your paragraph is in good shape, your body will look good and feel good.

Here’s what you need to have in a body paragraph.

  • Topic Sentence
  • Argument or Reason 1
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail
  • Argument or Reason 2
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail
  • Argument or Reason 3 (Three is a magic number. Always aim to have 3 ideas.)
  • Example, Explanation, or supporting detail
  • Paragraph summary (optional)

Let’s look at an example.

Is Education Being Devalued?

Topic Sentence People have several arguments against the need for degrees.
Argument or Reason 1 They say that having so many graduates devalues a degree.

Example, Explanation, or supporting detail

People lose respect for the degree holder.
Argument or Reason 2 It is also claimed that education has become a rat race,

Example, Explanation, or supporting detail

since graduates have to compete for jobs even after years of studying.
Argument or Reason 3 Another point is that studying for such a long time leads to learners becoming inflexible.

Example, Explanation, or supporting detail

By that I mean that they know a lot about one narrow subject, but are unable to apply their skills.

Even more supporting details…

Employers, on the other hand, prefer more flexible and adaptable workers.

People have several arguments against the need for degrees. They say that having so many graduates devalues a degree. People lose respect for the degree holder. It is also claimed that education has become a rat race, since graduates have to compete for jobs even after years of studying. Another point is that studying for such a long time leads to learners becoming inflexible. By that I mean that they know a lot about one narrow subject, but are unable to apply their skills. Employers, on the other hand, prefer more flexible and adaptable workers.

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