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    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.

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    Paragraphs have an effect on communication. The paragraph contains clues to the author's bigger picture goals, rather than detail facts about the story or message. So, while the detail facts might be the same, paragraphs facilitate showing the reader the full meaning, the sections, and how they all fit. Paragraphs are like road signs. The road is the same but the driving is easy with some signs.

    No paragraphs:

    "I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news. I wish to withdraw as a candidate for the full-time teaching position at GMC, at least for this year. The good news is that I was able to accept some very significant new long-term professional ...

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    Your tutorial is 416 words and argues that paragraphs create structure that assist with meaning. A sample writing with and without paragraphs is given to illustrate.