Journalism and Mass Communication

Improving Paragraphs

Author: 
Professor Robert Hawkins, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison
Description: 
In this handout for students, Professor Robert Hawkins offers advice about paragraph unity, organization, and transitions.

Paragraph unity. Ideally, every sentence in a paragraph should contribute to developing some central idea. The following paragraph would be much better if some portions were removed. Which ones and why?

 

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