SUBJECT: BUSINESS STUDIES
TERM: 3RD TERM
CONTENT: Methods of paragraphing
A paragraph is a clear division of a piece of writing. It focusses usually on a single subject matter and is separated from other parts of the writing by a new line of indentation.
METHODS OF PARAGRAPH
There are three types of paragraphs namely blocked, indented and hanging.
BLOCKED: Paragraphs written in a blocked style are the ones with the first line flush with left margin. All lines of the paragraph starts from the beginning of the left margin. It is simply a style convention. The first line is not indented and the subsequent paragraphs are separated by a double space between them. For example,
It was a dark evil “wave” that almost killed him, but for Austalian surfer Kerby Brown, riding this 40 foot monster in his own backyard was one of the highlights ofhis surfing career.
The 25-year-old surfaced the enormous break at an outdoor reef in the Southern Ocean “somewhere between Margaret River and South Austalia” on the southwest coast of Western Australia last August.
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INDENTED: Indentation determines the distance of the paragraph from either the left or the right margin. Within the margin, you can increase or decrease the indentation of a paragraph or groups of paragraphs. For example.
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal capital Territory (FCT). Abuja is planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s.
Abuja’s geography is defined by Aso rock, a 400-metre monolith left by water erosion.
The presidential complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the town extend to the south of the rock.
EVALUATION: What is indented paragraph?
WABP Business Studies JSS2 by EgbeEhiametaloret’alpg 151-157.
HANGING: This is one that has all lines but the first indented. A hanging indent is also known as a hanging paragraph. For example.
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the federal
Capital Territory (FCT). Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria’s capital on 12 December, 1991, replacing Lagos, which is still the country’s most
Abuja’s geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-meter monolith left by water erosion.The presidential
Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the town extend to the south of the
EVALUATION:What do you understand by hanging paragraph?
READING ASSIGNMENT: WABP Business Studies JSS2 by EgbeEhiametaloret’alpg 151-157.
GENERAL REVISION QUESTIONS:
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