Paragraphs: Definition & Rules


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What is it called when the first line of a paragraph is moved over further from the margin?

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1. Which is the full definition of a paragraph?

2. Which is the best way to make sure your paragraph is effective?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you've written any long-form piece of writing, chances are you're very familiar with paragraphs. This quiz asks you to recall various facts and purposes of paragraphs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can do the following:

  • Recognize terms relating to paragraphs when given the definition
  • Define paragraph
  • Understand ways to make paragraphs effective
  • Recognize the purpose of closing sentences
  • Know what is and is not a purpose of paragraphs
  • Identify the point of supporting sentences

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information about paragraphs from this quiz's corresponding lesson
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider whether something is or is not a purpose served by paragraphs
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define terms like closing sentence

Additional Learning

The lesson, which is titled Paragraphs: Definition & Rules, will help you learn more about writing. It covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the structure of paragraphs
  • Define various paragraph components
  • Review best practices for paragraph writing