"A paragraph is unified when every sentence develops the point made in the topic sentence. It must have a single focus and it must contain no irrelevant facts. Every sentence must contribute to the paragraph by explaining, exemplifying, or expanding the topic sentence. In order to determine whether a paragraph is well developed or not, ask yourself: 'What main point am I trying to convey here?' (topic sentence) and then 'Does every sentence clearly relate to this idea?'" 1
Write a rough draft of a unified, coherent paragraph that summarizes the argument in "The Geography of Wealth and Poverty." 2
Analyze and revise your summary paragraph according to the following criteria:
Using one of the sources listed below, locate several pieces of evidence that support the argument in your paragraph.
Include this evidence in your paragraph, revising to make your reasoning clear. In your paragraph, state which source you used.
1 Turner, Dorothy. Developing Unified and Coherent Paragraphs. HyperGrammar University of Ottawa. 23 Sept. 2001 <http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/parunif.html>.
2Jeremy D. Sachs, Andrew D. Mellinger and John L. Gallup. "The Geography of Poverty and Wealth." Scientific American. 284, no. 3 (March 2001): 70-74.