Posted by: episystechpubs | November 5, 2014

Nifty Nuggets: Paragraphs

Welcome new subscribers! Today I am going to talk about paragraphs. A paragraph represents a topic. Each paragraph must have a topic sentence that describes the main point of the paragraph. The rest of the sentences in the paragraph support the main point.

When you are writing paragraphs, watch out for sneaky sentences that don’t support your topic. If you are introducing a new topic, create another paragraph with its own topic sentence.

To make sure information flows from paragraph to paragraph, include transitions to tie your information together. Transitions include single words, phrases, or full sentences. Transitions help readers understand how the information works together.

Documentation that contains multiple topics in the same paragraph, or lacks transitions is difficult to understand. If you don’t organize the information in your documentation, it won’t be useful to readers and you won’t accomplish your writing goals.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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