Mike Lambert, the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project (Lambert, 2012), has published ten tips in a paper on the Academia.edu site (Lambert, 2013). One of my favorites is number nine.
Tip 9: Use paragraphs
A paragraph is a section of text, usually dealing with a single theme and [usually] indicated by a line space above and below . . . . The use of paragraphs is an important way of structuring writing and making ideas understandable for your reader[s]. Here are some basic rules for using paragraphs in academic writing:
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Lambert concludes that section of his paper with a brilliant suggestion for beginning writers: "Look at academic books and research articles to see how others use paragraphs to make the structure of their writing clear."
Lambert, Mike. (2012). A Beginner’s Guide to Doing Your Education Research Project. London, England: Sage Publications.
Lambert, Mike. (2013, April [n.d.]). Top Tips for Writing Up Your Education Research Project. Retrieved from http://www.academia.edu/3357616/Top_Tips_for_Writing_Up_Your_Education_Research_Project