Medical Writing Writing better Structuring paragraphs
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Volume 26, Issue 1 - Writing better

Structuring paragraphs

Abstract

Paragraphs are meant to make a text understandable and readable, and to help tell the story. Key aspects of good paragraphs include using topic sentences and story structures. Starting with an outline or a plan
and using it to build to topic sentences can help. With the topic sentences and body content decided, sentences within the paragraph can be logically connected using linking words. The article also provides several exercises to help you practice making effective paragraphs.

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