Improve your writing | Organizing Paragraphs

Powerful Paragraphs!

You can improve your writing score in English tests like IELTS, TOEFL and CAE by learning to write well. It is important that you can organize your ideas and express them clearly. To be able to do this you need to know how to organize paragraphs and why they are important in making your writing easier to understand.

Let's take a look at some tips on how to use paragraphs correctly to improve the quality of your writing.

How to use paragraphs correctly

A paragraph contains sentences which express ideas related to the topic of the paragraph.

Normally, a paragraph has one or two topic sentences, the main body of the paragraph, and a sentence or two sentences which close or end the paragraph.

In multi-paragraph writing, for example, in an essay, a report, or description, each paragraph presents an idea which is directly related to the topic of the entire document.

The first sentences, or the opening sentences, in a paragraph establish the topic of the paragraph.
The following sentences, in the main body of the paragraph, should present examples and supporting details which clearly explain the writer’s ideas to the reader.

The final sentence of a paragraph, or the closing sentence, should indicate to the reader what the topic or main idea is in the next paragraph.

When a piece of writing consists of multiple paragraphs, the closing paragraph (the final one) should close the topic of the entire piece in a logical way, possibly by bringing together some of the main ideas previously mentioned, or making a conclusion based on ideas presented in the previous paragraphs.