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Paragraph Structure: A Short Guide

A Short Guide to Paragraph Structure

Introduction

Paragraphs do essential work in helping you get your points across clearly, and in guiding your reader through your argument. It is important to think about the structure of your paragraphs at the planning stage, and then also when editing your draft. You also need to consider the work they do as larger building blocks within the discussion; make sure they are in an order that makes sense, and that each paragraph develops your previous points. This guide outlines the function and structure of paragraphs, as well as providing you with some tips for troubleshooting common problems. 

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