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A paragraph is a group of connected sentences that develop a single point, argument or idea. Paragraphs need to link to other paragraphs so that the themes, arguments or ideas developed are part of a coherent whole rather than separate bits.

A paragraph should include:

  • a main statement / idea that you are putting forward, ie topic sentence
  • evidence from research to support / argue your idea, showing where the writers agree and / or disagree
  • student analysis of the research literature where appropriate
  • summing up and linking to the next idea (paragraph).

In the literature review, you will need to show evidence of integrating your readings into each paragraph and analysis of the readings where necessary.


Integrating arguments in paragraphs



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