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Be cohesive

Good academic writing flows. Each phrase or sentence is linked to those that come before and after.


Using the TEEL strategy for writing paragraphs in the body of an essay.


How to write a cohesive paragraph with example text and learning activities

Common linking words

All sentences in a paragraph need to relate to the main idea in the topic sentence. The reader should be able to see how each sentence flows from the previous one and how each is connected to the...

Overall structure of a report

How should you structure a report? Which sections do you need and what do they include? Find the answers below.

Paragraph structure

The TEEL strategy for well structured paragraphs

Paragraphs activity

Test your skills! Try this short quiz to see if you can identify the most appropriate topic sentence for the paragraph.

Topic sentences

How to write a topic sentence in a well-written paragraph

Understanding paraphrasing

Understanding paraphrasing - why we do it and how you can do it too.


Writing a literature review, how to plan and what to include

Writing paragraphs

These resources explain why writing good paragraphs in your assessment tasks is important. They also introduce the easy to follow TEEL structure for your paragraphs to improve your writing skills.