Paragraphs are the building blocks of strong story telling in academic writing as they allow readers to see how the author connects ideas into arguments, along with how those arguments relate to each other. By making sure the relationships within and between paragraphs are clear to your readers, you’ll meet the expectations of your reader and effectively communicate your story.
Writing an academic paragraph
Get started with this interactive video about academic paragraph writing.
Learn how to start your story off on the right foot.
Body paragraph checklist
Review this checklist to make sure you've covered everything in the main body of your assignment.
Understand the key points you need to cover as you conclude your assignment.
- Not quite ready to dive into paragraph planning? Read through the "Finalize your document plan" section of our How to Write a Graduate-Level Essay guide to get grounded before you begin.
- Interested in planning tools to help you map out your approach? Check out the "Planning the paper" section of our guide on Developing Your Essay for guidance on plan writing with PowerPoint and other resources.