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Effective paragraphs

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The following set of bullet points is a sequence of sentences that can form a paragraph. However, without relevant connectives linking the sentences together, the paragraph would lack coherence.


    • School effectiveness is influenced by more than the staff and students.
    • Home/school relations and parents' understanding of the school are important (Gauthier, Pechone and Shoemaker 1985).
    • Cooperation between teachers and parents has a positive effect (Seeley 1989).
    • Resources and government funding are essential.
    • Students from well-funded schools tend to do better.
    • Whitlam High School, which is well-resourced, produces high-achieving students every year.
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