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03/01/2012

Paragraph Length

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Paragraph Length
Choose APPROPRIATE PARAGRAPH LENGTH
A series of long paragraphs can make prose dense and unpleasant to read. Check any paragraph that is longer than a page to see if it would work better as two or more paragraphs. Break it at a logical place (e.g., where your focus shifts), and see whether you need to create new topic sentences to make the shift clear
Also LOOK FOR PARAGRAPHS ONLY TWO OR THREE SENTENCES LONG. They make academic writing seem disjointed or skimpy. Try combining a few short paragraphs into one, using a single topic sentence to hold them together.

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