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Chapter 7. Paragraphs Plus > Build Me Up, Buttercup: Supporting Sentences - Pg. 76

Paragraphs Plus Paragraphs in newspapers are often one or two sentences long. Paragraphs in essays are far longer. Newspaper writers assume you're not going to read the article all the way through. They keep their para- graphs punchy to keep your interest. Essay writers assume you're in it for the long haul. They have the luxury of writing more discursive passages. 76 · · · · · · · · · · · · · Biographies Dictionaries Direct observation Encyclopedias (CD-ROM as well as text) Government documents Interviews Magazines Maps Newspapers Photographs Television documentaries and newsmagazines Textbooks Web sites on the Internet Walk This Way Here's an especially lovely little number I tailored just for you. As you read, decide which supporting sentences you find most interesting. Where do you think the writer got the information?