How will you organize your writing into paragraphs?

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.

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Writing an academic paragraph

Get started with this interactive video about academic paragraph writing.

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Introductory paragraphs

Learn how to start your story off on the right foot.

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Body paragraph checklist

Review this checklist to make sure you've covered everything in the main body of your assignment.

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Concluding paragraphs

Understand the key points you need to cover as you conclude your assignment.

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