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Students tend to demonstrate poor paragraphing when they are unclear about what they are trying to say. If you feel like this, revisit your assignment plan and try to clarify your thinking about the progression of your argument.
A common mistake that students make when writing paragraphs is to put in no paragraphs – all of the ideas are jumbled in together and, once again, this leads to a lack of logical progression in the argument (see image below).
Some make every sentence into a paragraph, making it a 'bullet point' essay. This can indicate that the ideas have not been linked together in a coherent argument (see below).
A well structured assignment with good paragraphs in will be obvious to the eye. The image below shows the visual effect that good paragraphs have.