At the end of this tutorial you should know how to:
1. Expand your body sentences, adding detail and description.
2. Effectively use transitions, in new and different ways.
Work on supporting detail, and effective transitions in a simple paragraph.
Though there are many special people in my life, my mother is my favorite. One reason I love her is that she spoils me rotten. I can always talk her into cooking my favorite tacos with mounds of shredded cheese. Mom also teaches me things that help me succeed in life. She reminds me to be polite and kind to others, and to keep a smile on my face. Another reason my mom is great is that she is so nice to my friends. All the kids in our neighborhood love to hang out at my house. My mom talks to them and treats them special. She makes cookies, drives us places we need to go, and offers advice when asked. No doubt about it, my mom is the best!
Source: From website Suite 101 written by Doris Keeler http://suite101.com/article/writing-with-details-a130155
Source: Randy Rambo, 2006 http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/transitions.htm