Sentence and Paragraph Structure

Proper sentence and paragraph structure allow ideas to be communicated effectively. Without this skill, your written communications, including your assignments, will not deliver a clear message. A poorly written paragraph can obscure the main ideas that are presented. It can be very difficult for the reader to follow the author’s logic and it may lead to confusion and even misinterpretation.

Knowing how to construct sentences properly along with the correct use of paragraphs will be valuable as you approach your writing. It will allow you to communicate your ideas in a clear and comprehensive way and let you showcase your knowledge.

Come and join the Skills Centre Tutors for this session on sentence and paragraph structure. Following the session, you will be able to diagnose areas within your writing that you need to work on to improve your sentence and paragraph construction. Make sure that you also check out additional sessions in the writing skills suite

Is this session not on the skills sessions timetable? Would you or a group be interested in attending this session, but the Skills Centre is currently not offering it? Let us know! We would be happy to know what session students look forward to the most, so the Skills Centre can cater to all of your academic needs, simply email us skillscentre@ucc.ie about the sessions you or a group would like to attend.

Check out our downloadable handouts on sentence & paragraph structure!

These downloadable handouts cover important guidelines for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These resources are based on common questions about academic writing, general skills and research, exam preparation and specific assignments within your course. When availing of these resources, they will help you unlock YOUR Potential!

Check out the full suite of resources here.

Watch our Sentence & Paragraph structure related Gimme Two Minutes Videos!

The Skills Centre 'Gimme Two Minutes' video series, available for viewing on YouTube, focuses on very basic concepts related to the academic writing and preparation skills, delivered by the University College Cork Skills Centre in a short and visual format. These videos can be used as self-learning tools and give you a taste of what sessions and workshops the Skills Centre offers to UCC students.

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