Clear writing has as much to do with well-connected and coherent paragraphs, as much as it does with correct grammar. That’s why the best English writing checkers often incorporate as much structural checks as they can into their algorithms.
Unfortunately, ensuring the most coherent piece will often require doing some review work on your own. Here are things you should check.
- Have each paragraph start with a topic sentence. Doing that makes it easier for readers to understand what a paragraph will be about – a much more helpful proposition than having them read to the end to figure it out.
- Make sure your sentences flow logically. Don’t jump from one idea to the next without proper context. It breaks the train of thought for the reader and can end up confusing them. Use adequate transitions to prepare the reader when making a switch.
- Make sure each paragraph has enough detail to make its case completely. If you have more questions than assurances after you finished it, you may want to consider revising.
- All examples, illustrations and quotes should be relevant to the main idea of each paragraph.
- Any claim or opinion should be duly supported with corresponding arguments and evidence, preferably within the same paragraph. Similarly, facts should be duly explained.