How to write a good paragraph

Writing well-composed academic paragraphs can be tricky. This article helps you to understand how to write such a well-composed article. It provides you with a well defined roadmap on how to form your perfect paragraph.

A Step-by-Step Guide 


Step 1: Decide the Topic of Your Paragraph

Before you write a paragraph ask yourself: what is the topic of this paragraph? What topic do I want to talk about?

Step 2: Develop a Topic Sentence

Strong paragraphs typically contain only one main idea or topic, which is explicitly stated in a topic sentence. This topic sentence is the core message of your paragraph. 

Step 3: Demonstrate your point

After stating your topic sentence, prove it. Provide the reader with information to prove, illustrate, clarify or exemplify your point.

Step 4: Give your Paragraph Meaning

After you have given the reader enough information to understand your point, you need to explain why this information is relevant or interesting. 

Step 5: Conclude

After illustrating your point and explaining why it is interesting or relevant, add a concluding sentence. Concluding sentences help you to link paragraphs together.

Step 6: Look Over and Proofread

Before you submit your writing, look over your work at least one more time. Try reading it out loud to make sure it makes sense. 

Do you want to know more about how to form a good topic sentence, have a look at some examples or gain insight in how linking is done? Read the article in the upper right corner! It contains even more information about writing the best paragraphs.