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Communication. Are paragraphs important to communication?

"Words carry the message. They would carry the same meanings with or without paragraphing. Therefore, paragraphing has no effect on communication." Discuss your view of this statement and provide an example which supports your analysis.

Lesikar, R. V., Flatley, M. E., & Rentz, K. (2008). Business communication: Making connections in a digital world (11th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.

Apa 200-300 words

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The paragraph groups ideas together and helps the reader follow the message. While it is technically possible to carry the same message with and without paragraphing, as a practical matter, the reader's impression does change with grouping that paragraphs offer.

No paragraphs:
"I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news. We are downsizing and all the financial staff will do our work out of the West Coast office. As of the end of November, we will no longer be staffing any financial positions in this office. We can offer a month of severance for each year of service. The good news is can offer you ...

Solution Summary

Your tutorial is 428 words and argues that paragraphs create structure that assist with meaning. A sample writing with and without paragraphs is given to illustrate.

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