Last Updated: Mar 10, 2017
There is normally one main idea in a paragraph so the length of the paragraph can depend on the complexity of the idea and the evidence you use to support it.
Some tips include:
- Avoid too many short paragraphs.
- Paragraphs should never be just one sentence long – aim for at least three sentences long.
- Avoid long paragraphs. For example, over half a page is too long.
Click on Link under More Information below for an Infosheet on:
- Academic Writing: Paragraph structure
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