to Do It: The Process Paragraph
October 28, 2004
This week, we will review and
practice the development of the “How to . . . “ or “Process” paragraph.
Are usually organized chronologically (by time order).
Follow a logical order (first things first!).
Give all the necessary steps.
Transitions for Process
To write a good process paragraph, good use of transitional expressions
Some common transitions useful for process writing: first, next, then,
firstly, secondly, finally, after that, . . . (Can you name
some more? The teacher will make a list.)
Most of us are expert on making or doing something. It could be making
a chocolate cake, changing the oil on a car, or stopping a baby from
Whatever it is you can make or do, explain the process so that anyone
can follow your example.
Be clear, use appropriate transitions, and include lots of specific and
relevant detail. Be sure to include a good quality topic and concluding
sentence. Write about 150 words or so.
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