Revising Your Writing Samples Copy

Chapter 4 Summary

In this chapter you learned to organize the list of key points under a forecasting sentence in paragraph two of the three-paragraph model. You learned to do this by using bullets and parallel structure.

Learning Activity

Revising Your Writing Samples

Now it’s time to review and revise your writing samples by correcting your hidden list.

  1. Find a writing sample with at least three or four paragraphs. These don’t need to be long paragraphs.
  2. See if you can find your hidden list of key points buried within these paragraphs.
  3. Rewrite your key points, organized under a forecasting sentence in a bullet format. This becomes paragraph two.
  4. Use parallel structure by beginning each key point in the same grammatical construction.