A 2,000 word assignment usually has 7–10 paragraphs. Paragraphs vary in length but as a general rule they should be at least three sentences long; if you find you have a paragraph of less than this, you probably need to either develop the idea more, provide an example or evidence, attach the idea to a related idea or paragraph, or get rid of it altogether. At the other end of the scale, avoid paragraphs that are longer than half a page - your reader needs to be able to digest what they read in smaller pieces than this. Each paragraph should have a start, middle and end, and should focus on one idea. Each should have a logical flow and the reader should be able to see (either via a signpost phrase and/or content) how one paragraph follows on from the previous one. The precise structure of paragraphs can and should vary to some extent, depending on the writing style.
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