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Academic Resource Center (ARC) Research & Writing Resources

Organization

Organization Characteristics
Strong  Acceptable Needs Improvement
  • Contains a clear, well-reasoned structure.  

  • Paragraphs are logically sequenced. 

  • Creates dialogue between claims and sources. 

  • Paragraphs are all well-developed, providing adequate context, evidence, analysis, discussion, and claims. 

  • Structure may not be clear or well-reasoned. 

  • Some paragraphs are not logically sequenced. 

  • Does not adequately create dialogue between claims and sources.  

  • May not have strong paragraph development, with only a few paragraphs providing adequate context, evidence, analysis, discussion, and claims. 

  • Lacks a clear, well-reasoned structure. 

  • Paragraphs are not logically sequenced. 

  • No dialogue between claims and sources. 

  • Does not have strong paragraph development, with paragraphs providing little to no context, evidence, analysis, discussion, and/or claim

Structure
 

 

                     

Structure Handout 

Paragraph Development

Part I

Paragraph Development:
Parts of a Full Paragraph and Criteria

 

Part II

Paragraph Development:
Evaluating and Example

 

                    

Paragraph Development