Wednesday, April 1, 2015

how to build internal coherence throughout your paragraphs

remember that in a paper coherence means that there is a discursive thread between paragraphs.

for example:

P is a paragraph, T is your thesis, C is the counter, (xi) is the sub-argument 

P1 T (x1): in this first paragraph you expose your thesis.

P2 C (x1): in this second paragraph the counter "counters" your thesis (x1)

P3 T (C(x1)): for paragraph 3 you discuss the counter's last point. you should not move on to another sub-argument without settling the present argument. however, if you think this is enough, then let the reader know that you've won that sub-argument, something like, "now it becomes clear that (x1) is not the case."

for paragraph 4, you can move to the next sub-argument:  

P4 T (x2)

and follow the same dynamic.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

the draft is 1500 words, correct?
And should we be waiting to get our discussions back before working on the draft even though it's due soon? Or should we have it nearly completed already?

atRifF said...

yes, 1,500, and no, you don't have to wait for the my revision of your discussions to go ahead and finish your first drafts.