James Baldwin (Paragraph Exercise)



Choose and examine a paragrh from James Baldwin's If Black English Isn't A Language and write a paragraph that summarizes what you you read. The paragraph you write needs to identify the topic sentence and have supporting  and concluding sentence. Be ready to  answer and discuss the following questions:

  • Is the topic sentence clearly identifiable or is it implied?
  • Do all the supporting sentences relate to the topic sentence?
  • Does the writer use effective transitions to link his or her ideas?
  • Does the concluding sentence accurately summarize the main point of the paragraph? 
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