Don’t be concerned with the length of this one body paragraph. You can choose any of the analysis methods you feel will be most suitable to supporting your thesis and to supporting the other ideas within the paper. Your body paragraph will not go on for four pages. However, you can elect this method for a seven- to ten-page paper. The main thing to remember is that quality is more important than quantity.
You don’t need five to seven topic sentences when two to three lengthy body paragraphs could easily serve the purpose, which is to develop a thesis and support it with evidence. When you develop five topic sentences, you run the risk of developing sentences that contradict your thesis. Keep this option in mind.
This analysis method serves as a guideline for how to develop the body paragraphs of your paper.
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