PEC Handout

Point , Expand, Comment is a useful way to think about structuring your paragraphs.



The point states the main idea that you would like to explain.


Explain how and why the point is relevant. By:

Explanation or Definition

– clarifies difficult or unclear terms


– a citation that supports or develops the main idea


The comment works to “prove” your argument by making the connection between your point and the evidence. The comment could also contain a sentence that leads to the next paragraph.