What is style?
Writing that is dressed up (or down) to fit the specific context, purpose, or audience. Word choice, sentence fluency, and voice all make up the style of a piece of writing.
Most of the writing that you will do in school is academic based. There are certain guidelines, formats, and rules that you will want to stick to when writing in an academic style. You will need to know what a thesis is and how to develop one, how to write a closing paragraph, how to cite sources, and other fun things that go along with scholarly writing.
The more you practice writing in a professional, academic style the easier it gets! Try some of these tips when writing papers and projects.
What is a paragraph?
We all know what a paragraph is, right? Well let's refresh your memory, just in case.
Paragraphs are the building blocks of your paper.
The Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services explains paragraphs best:
A paragraph is a series of sentences that are organized . . . and are all related to a single topic. Almost every piece of writing you do that is longer than a few sentences should be organized into paragraphs. This is because paragraphs show a reader where the [pieces] of an essay begin and end, and thus help the reader see the organization of the essay and grasp its main points.