The structure or organisation of information and ideas in each paragraph is an essential step in making academic writing clearer. This unit introduces typical paragraph structure found in most academic writing.

After you finish this unit you will be able to:

  • recognise how paragraphs are written to show what the writer's topic and focus is.
  • recognise how a writer organises ideas and information into stages to develop the topic of a paragraph logically.
  • present your topic and focus, and organise your ideas and information to develop a logical flow in your paragraph.