The UVic Writer's Guide

Paragraph Order--An Introduction

As you develop paragraphs, you are collecting sentences that build upon your initial statement. The arrangement of these sentences is as important as the sentences themselves. A paragraph requires a certain level of drama. Use structure to your advantage; a paragraph which moves in a specific direction is more powerful than one which wanders about aimlessly. Here are some examples of strategies that can give your paragraphs greater coherence and greater effect:

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