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Chapter 4. Purposeful Paragraphs > Using CORE CONTROL to Write Paragraphs

Using CORE CONTROL to Write Paragraphs

We can apply CORE CONTROL to paragraphs as well as to sentences. CORE CONTROL is achieved by using seed nouns as subjects in every sentence within the paragraph. All the sentence subjects should relate to each other in some way. In the following paragraph, the subject of each sentence is circled. Notice how the subjects of the sentences are all the same person, with one exception. The exception provides variety, so that the CORE CONTROL is not too rigid. One method of maintaining CORE CONTROL in paragraphs is by making the subject of each sentence the same. Remember to use seed nouns as subjects.

Example

1: Perhaps Quarterback Hashbacker should retire from football. In the last game, he completed only four out of eighteen passes, and three were intercepted. Also, he was dropped twice for a loss when the defensive line charged through. Although a recent heel injury might account for a pickup of only eighteen yards rushing, he shouldn’t be excused for the crucial fumbles. In the end, the team won by two points: a safety. Hashbacker wasn’t on the field to take credit for the victory.
A: Perhaps Quarterback Hashbacker should retire from football. In the last game, he completed only four out of eighteen passes, and three were intercepted. Also, he was dropped twice for a loss when the defensive line charged through. Although a recent heel injury might account for a pickup of only eighteen yards rushing, he shouldn’t be excused for the crucial fumbles. In the end, the team won by two points: a safety. Hashbacker wasn’t on the field to take credit for the victory.




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