Paragraph development - Here are some points of interest...

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Patricia L. Harms, PhD Paragraph Development
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Paragraph development  Anchor paragraph with a strong topic sentence Focus on one key point per paragraph Create logical flow for the reader Incorporate visuals where appropriate Adapted from: Johns, L. C. (2004).  The  Writing Coach . Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning.
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Sample of well-structured paragraphs
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Verizon/Alltel Paragraphs Here are some points of interest regarding the  previous example: The use of white space to “open up” the text on  the page The BLUF approach The visually short paragraphs (not overwhelming  at first glance) The use of one sentence paragraphs where  appropriate The logical organization (moving from today into  the future)
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Sample of a poorly structured paragraph
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Electronic time system paragraph
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Unformatted text preview: Here are some points of interest regarding the previous example: No white space; one big paragraph Not immediately clear what the reader is supposed to do Visually overwhelming page No paragraphing; requires a great deal of effort for the reader to process No clear organization. Seems to be organized in the way the writer thought of the information. Visual as an integral part of a paragraph Some information is best presented in visual form. Consider a visual a viable alternative to text. Remember to refer the reader to look at the visual. Tables are often wise additions, because they provide a more efficient way to explain complex text to the reader. Using a visual in a paragraph...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course BUSI 401 taught by Professor Dr.harms during the Spring '11 term at University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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