Arizona immigration law – SB 1070 has become a controversial topic in the USA. This is a racist law which is encourages racial profiling. This is difficult to find out who is a legal or an illegal immigrant. So, this law requires police officers to determine the immigration status of a particular group, Hispanic who they reasonably suspect to be illegal immigrants. In addition, this bill gives power to officers to stop and ask questions to an individual without a warrant if there is a probable cause to believe the individual has committed a public offense. In “Arizona Immigration Law Will Lead to Racial Profiling,” Douglas Jensen writes that “there is no doubt that Mexicans-whether here illegally or not – will be affected by this bill.” Jensen also insists that by just looking a person it’s not possible to tell who is legal or an illegal resident. Because of this new law, brown skin people who look like day labors (Hispanics) can be stopped anywhere and asked for legal document by law enforcement. This is racial profiling.( this is not only racial profiling but also this law makes them feel nervous and harassment to be arrested to go somewhere without documents. Jensen also mentioned his article that “Governor Jan Brewer signed the law but says she doesn’t know what an illegal immigrant looks like.” Therefore, this law also limits freedom which is important point for people who lives in the United States, where discrimination should not be accepted in any form. On the other hand, it is not unlawful to force people to carry ids. It is the law which requires every illegal alien eighteen years old or over to carry a certificate of alien registration or an alien registration receipt card with him at all times. Exponent of Senate Bill 1070 state that Arizona law included a federal law which has required alien in the USA to carry their legal document as a proof of citizenship since 1940. In “Why Arizona Drew a Line” Kris...
...Paragraphs represent the basic unit of composition: one idea, one paragraph. However, to present a clear, unified train of thought to your readers, you must make sure each paragraph follows the one before it and leads to the one after it through clear, logical transitions. Keep in mind that adequate transitions cannot simply be added to the essay without planning. Without a good reason for the sequence of your paragraphs, no transition will help you. Transitions can be made with particular words and phrases created for that purpose--conjunctive adverbs and transitional phrases--or they can be implied through a conceptual link.
Conjunctive Adverbs and Transitional Phrases
Conjunctive adverbs modify entire sentences in order to relate them to preceding sentences or paragraphs; good academic writers use many of them, but not so many that they overload the page. Here is a list of some of them, courtesy of The Brief Holt Handbook:
Transitional phrases can perform the same function:
for instance of course
as a result
in other words
...Types of Paragraphs
Types of Paragraphs
There are three main types of paragraphs:
The Narrative Paragraph
This type of paragraph describes one primary topic
and narrates or tells its story
This topic usually involves one main event, adventure,
scene, or happening.
Tips for Writing a Narrative Paragraph:
1. Start with a topic sentence that grabs the reader's
2. Write events in the order in which they occurred.
3. Use plenty of interesting details.
The paragraph provides lots of detail but stays on topic.
Start your narrative paragraph with a strong topic sentence
"This past weekend I had the time of my life. First,
Friday night, I had my best friend over and we made
a delicious, mouth-watering pizza. After we ate, we
had a friendly video game competition."
When talking about the weekend, the paragraph
starts with the first day.
Use transition words to move from event to event:
"On Saturday, my dad took us out on the boat. The weather
was perfect and the water was warm. It was a great day to go
for a swim. Later that night, we went to the movies. We saw
an action-packed thriller and ate a lot of popcorn."
Do you see how the bolded words move the narrative
naturally from one thing to the next-
End your detailed description with a good concluding
...• What is a paragraph?
• A paragraph is a collection of related sentences dealing with a single topic.
• Learning to write good paragraphs will help you as a writer stay on track during your drafting and revision stages.
• Good paragraphing also greatly assists your readers in following a piece of writing. You can have fantastic ideas, but if those ideas aren't presented in an organized fashion, you will lose your readers (and fail to achieve your goals in writing).
Qualities of a Good Paragraph:
• Unity is the quality of sticking to one idea from start to finish, with every sentence contributing to the central purpose and main idea of that paragraph.
• In a unified paragraph, all of the supporting sentences serve to illustrate, clarify, and/or explain the main idea set forth in the topic sentence.
• Cora is very discriminating. She sees no reason to settle for second best, and she hardly ever does. “Why spend an evening with boring people just to be with people? Why not spend an interesting evening at home alone?” She’d often say. She prefers old friends to strangers or mere acquaintances, and she will do just about anything for her friends – short of making dinner for them, which she does rarely because she wants to do it well or not at all. As infrequent as her invitations are, they are highly prized because she is a...
WHAT IS A PARAGRAPH?
Paragraphs are the building blocks of papers. A paragraph is a group of sentences that develops one main idea. A paragraph may stand by itself as a complete piece of writing, or it may be a section of a longer piece of writing, such as an essay.
No single rule can prescribe how long a paragraph should be the unity and coherence of ideas among sentences is what constitutes aparagraph, but a paragraph that is too short can make a reader think that some basic information is missing. On the other hand, a paragraph that is too long will likely make a reader lose interest. An effective paragraph must be long enough to develop the main idea the writer is expressing, usually six or seven sentences in length, but no more than ten or twelve sentences. While it is true that newspapers or magazines take liberties with the paragraph form and often have paragraphs as short as a single sentence, a well-developed piece of writing will seldom present a single sentence as a paragraph (unless the sentence is a piece of dialogue).
Basic paragraph structure
A paragraph consists of several sentences that are grouped together. This group of sentences together discusses one main subject. Paragraphs have three basic principal parts. These three parts...
...energy on something |
III. Main ideas.
- Paragraph A: This paragraph is about the introductory ideas of the importance of money.
+ The main idea: Many people consider money as a very important thing.
- Paragraph B: This paragraph is about the analysis of the author about the importance of money.
+The main idea : Money is an essential thing in our life.
- Paragraph C: This paragraph is about the analysis of the author about how important money is.
+ The main idea: There is huge difference between caring about money and being obsessed with money.
- Paragraph D: This paragraph is about the solution for those who pay too much attention on money.
+ The main idea: The solution is spending money in reasonable way.
IV. Summary of the text
In the article “Money- Important or not”, Ray Snow focuses on discussing about the importance of money. He argues that money is a very important thing in our lives, but it does not mean everything. In the article, he explains the essential role of money in our lives in the two first paragraphs. He, on the other hand, denies the dependence too much on money in the next paragraph. He also pointed the differences between two attitudes. One is just regarding money as a thing that provides us necessities to survive. Other is considering money as the...
...is a paragraph?
A paragraph is a group of sentences that are all about one specific idea. It should begin with a topic sentence, that is, a sentence which addresses the subject of the paragraph. The other sentences in the paragraph should supply information that helps to explain the topic.
How long should a paragraph be?
There is no set length for a paragraph, but, generally, three full sentences are considered the minimum, and half a page is considered the maximum.
What are the kinds of paragraph?
Narrative paragraphs/essays are often a chronological (make contain flashbacks) presentation of events that add up to a story. Paragraphs of this type contain protagonist and an antagonist, setting, conflict and resolution. They often contain a lot of description, but this is not essential.
Descriptive types of paragraphs/essays are written in such a way that the reader is able to imagine the scene, object, person, etc. Series of detailed observations are recorded, using sensory language. Descriptions are like narrative paragraphs, with visual characteristics unfolding in a dramatized way. The main objective of a description is to move the story ahead.
Definition type of paragraphs/essays, provide meaning about a topic,...
Good paragraph construction depends mainly on a) thinking through each idea so that you develop it logically and clearly, and b) then guiding the reader through your thought processes by using appropriate joining expressions. This means making the sentences fit together properly.
Most paragraphs are composed of three parts.
I. Introduction: gives background information or provides a transition; should include the topic sentence (expresses the main idea to be developed within the paragraph)
TASK1: Look at the topic sentences below and discuss what kinds of information you would expect to follow.
1) The government of the United States of America consists of three main branches.
2) The world-wide increase in road transport is a serious threat to the natural environment.
3) Deforestation has a direct effect on food supplies.
4) There is a mistaken idea that, because of pocket calculators, children no longer need to learn how to do basic arithmetic.
1. A topic sentence should be neither too general nor too specific. If it is too general, the reader cannot tell exactly what the paragraph is going to discuss. If it is too specific, the writer may not have anything left to write about in the rest of the paragraph.
- American food is terrible (too general)...
...Classification of Paragraph
A paragraph has nine classifications. Each of these paragraphs has its own characteristics. Narrative paragraphs are usually written in a chronological order. It reveals what a reader should learn from a particular story. The narrative makes the reader more involved, helps an idea get across or feels emotionally about it. It needs to explain who is in the story, tell what is happening and when it happened. The topic sentence should be clear so that the reader knows they are to learn something from the story.
Another one is the descriptive paragraph, which gives you a very detailed observation of what you see. It uses rich descriptive words that put a picture of a person, place or an object in the reader’s mind. The more detail you write the better the story. You should start at one point and move in one direction as not to confuse the reader. The reader should envision what you had in your mind as the writer.
Paragraphs which provides information on a topic, explain a process or give sample analysis are called expository paragraphs. It usually begins a topic of what you want to discuss. The next part contains the sentences that follow one another in logical steps. The final sentence closes with an emphasis on the final process desired by the topic.
There are also paragraphs which are called cause and effect...