How to start a paragraph?

Each time a paragraph begins it is necessary to include a subject. It is not convenient to start by saying “Have …” what do you mean? “Why …” Why? Titles and subtitles are not part of the first sentence of a paragraph, so after a title like “APA Rules” you should not start saying “They are …”, or after the title “Nouns” you should not start “Se classify in … “but it is necessary to repeat or reformulate so that the sentence has subject.

I received some requests for expansion, so then I leave 3 examples of paragraphs that start abruptly, followed by an improved version. I point out the difference in color …

Example 1:

  • Textual sequences
  • It can be descriptive, narrative, explanatory or argumentative.

Improved version:

  • Textual sequences

From the point of view of their internal organization, the discursive genres, and in particular the academic and scientific genres, are characterized by the predominance of a type of sequence – descriptive, narrative, explanatory or argumentative.

Example 2:

  • Indirect style

It is a procedure of textual integration in which the cited discourse appears contained in a single source of enunciation.

Improved version:

  • Indirect style

Indirect style is a procedure of textual integration in which the cited discourse appears contained in a single source of enunciation.

Example 3:

  • The documentary quote
  • Author and year

It consists of writing the last name of the author and the year of edition, and the page number when the quotation is textual. The reader of the text will know that at the end of the document you will find the complete bibliographic reference.

  • Appointment by number

A number that refers to the bibliographic reference is used. Depending on the style of the journal, the references are ordered alphabetically, in order of appearance in the article or even at random. In this system it is imperative that all numbers correspond to the correct references.

Improved version:

  • The documentary quote

There are several systems that are used to cite the sources consulted. Among the most used are the author and year and appointment by number.

  • Author and year

This way of quoting consists of writing the last name of the author and the year of edition, and the page number when the quotation is textual. The reader of the text will know that at the end of the document you will find the complete bibliographic reference.

  • Appointment by number

In the appointment by number, a number referring to the bibliographic reference is used. Depending on the style of the journal, the references are ordered alphabetically, in order of appearance in the article or even at random. In this system it is imperative that all numbers correspond to the correct references

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