Process Paragraph Examples - How to Write a Process Paragraph

Process Paragraph Examples - How to Write a Process Paragraph
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Selecting An Idea

When you tell someone how to do something in chronological order or in logical steps, you are telling someone how to complete a process. Writing the process can be completed in one well developed paragraph. This article will give you several process paragraph examples to help you be a better process writer. [caption id=“attachment_130707” align=“aligncenter” width=“640”]

  • how to get a date to the school dance
  • how to put together an outfit on budget
  • how to show an animal at the fair
  • how to build a strong toothpick bridge for industrial tech class
  • how to perform a lay-up, a tackle, a toe-touch, a spike, or a goal
  • how to organize your locker or notebook

Run Through of the Steps

The three main steps in writing a process paragraph are as follows: write a topic sentence, write the body that includes the steps to complete the process, and write a conclusion. The process paragraph should be six or more sentences. Step 1) Write a Solid Topic Sentence The topic sentence should be first and tell what you will be explaining or what directions you will give. It should tell your topic, tell the process that will be explained in the paragraph and make a point.

Don’t write: This is how you organize a three-ring binder.

Write: If you want to stay organized in English class, spend time placing items in your three-ring binder in logical order.

Step 2) Body or Detail Sentences The body of the process paragraph is all about the steps. They are generally given in time order. Before writing the body of the paragraph, it is helpful to make a numbered list of all the steps that need to be followed. Then write the body. Make sure to use transitional words for good flow of ideas. Step 3) Conclusion End the paragraph with a concluding sentence. It should restate the topic and wrap up the paragraph. Once you have written your first draft, make sure to check that the whole paragraph flows smoothly and check for any grammar mistakes. Then, write a final copy for your teacher. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay