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How to Write a Basic Formal Paragraph

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Let’s say you’ve been assigned the topic the animal that makes the best pet what should you do step one no matter what topic the teacher has given you create your title by using words from the topic or assignment instructions given to you by your teacher in our sample the animal that makes the best pet would be a good title it tells the reader your teacher or a classmate exactly what you are going to be writing about write the title on the top line of your paper the animal that makes the best pet center your title and capitalize the first letter of the first word no matter what it is and the first letter of the other words except short words like the a and n of two and for a more complete list of the words which are not capitalized in titles appears on the next picture you may pause this video to see any word about which you might be wondering are some short words like is R and run are capitalized.

I have to know what part of speech a word is to know if it is not capitalized words which are not capitalized in titles unless they are the first word are conjunctions which we can remember by using the word fanboys to help us remember for and nor but or yet so or prepositions we can remember by remembering that they are position words that show any relationship between two things like a plane and a cloud a plane can go above a cloud it can go in a cloud you can go under a cloud so if we remember the plane and the cloud we can remember prepositions the other words which are not capitalized are articles they’re pretty easy to remember because there are only three of them a and and the if you’re at a computer and it’s too much to remember fanboys plane to a cloud and the articles a an and the then the only thing you see you need to remember are that the words which are not capitalized in titles are conjunctions prepositions and articles.

You can go to an online dictionary like dictionary comm and look up a word and then look and see if it’s listed as a preposition or as a conjunction or as an article if it’s one of those three then don’t capitalize it in your title unless it is the first word now that you’ve correctly written your title it’s time to move on to step two use the word three in the first sentence of your paragraph please remember that you use the word three in the first sentence of a one paragraph response do not use the word three in the first sentence of a multiple paragraph response to use the word three in our first sentence we can put the word anywhere in that sentence but I’m going to go ahead and put it is the first word in this sentence three reasons demonstrate that dogs are the animals that make the best pets by using the word three we set up our paragraph to be naturally organized.