Paragraphs should:

  • be tightly written with compact sentences that follow a logical order
  • be no more than six¬†sentences
  • lead with a sentence that introduces the information contained in the paragraph, meaning readers can skim through the information
  • draw the reader on by making one paragraph lead naturally into the next
  • be able to make complete sense on its own
  • cover one subject

If a large chunk of text contains paragraphs on different topics, subdivide the chunk into different sections to make it easier to read.