An explanation paragraph is required if you are asked to describe how something works or is done.
|Topic sentence identifies what is being explained.|
|Support sentences give a sequenced explanation of how and why something works or happens.|
|Concluding sentence gives a brief summary of the process in conclusion (optional).|
Useful transitional words and phrases
For beginning an explanation
at first, initially, to begin with, in the beginning, first of all, the first step
For continuing an explanation
while, as, at the same time, the next step, after, next, then
For ending an explanation
finally, eventually, at last, the final/last step
- Describe the response of plant growth to temperature.
- Explain how Eratosthenes measured the radius of the earth.
- How is a law made?
- Describe the process of beer production.
- How is cheese made?