Will discuss one subject that is identified in the topic sentence. Distinguish between your opinion and someone else"s opinion; don"t take someone elses opinion as your own. Evidence needs to be asserted in following sentences. Multi level paragraphs contain assertions and statements of fact. Assertions are found in topic sentences, assessments of evidence, concluding statements. Statements of fact: introductions of evidence and the evidence itself (even when you quote someone else"s argument, its status in your paragraph is factual: whether you agree with it or not, it remains a statement attributable to a source. ) Word choice will be influenced by your perception of your audience and your purpose. Avoid informal words in formal classes. (slang) idomatic expressions are figurative in nature. You can"t treat the words as literal descriptors, there"s a figurative dimension. The test is geared towards punctuation becomes the test is about/involves punctuation. no figurative meanings. Avoid metaphorical expressions like the quiz is geared towards punctuation.