Paragraphs

 

Paragraph Styles

There are two major ways to style paragraphs.

Traditional Style Internet Style

          This is an example of "traditional" style. It’s probably the style that you’re used to. Notice that I have indented the first line of each paragraph by a full .5 inch.
          When I start a new paragraph, I indent the first line. However, I never skip a line between paragraphs.
          This style is common in books and other printed materials. But we are not going to use this style in this class. In this class, we are going to use "Internet Style."

On the internet, most people do not indent the first line of their paragraphs. Instead, they start the paragraph all the way at the left margin. You will notice, for example, that in this paragraph, I have not indented the first line.

However, I do skip a line between paragraphs. See how I did that? I skipped a line when I wanted to start a new paragraph, but I did not indent the first line of my new paragraph.

This style looks good on a webpage. It's the style we're going to use in this class—for everything. In my class, all your writing assignments should be done in "Internet Style."

Key Point:

For my class, always use internet-style paragraphs. (That is, skip a line between paragraphs, but do not indent the first line of each paragraph).

I never want to see traditional-style paragraphs. If you indent your paragraphs or fail to skip a line, I may grade you down for not following these instructions!

To skip a line between paragraphs, hit the Enter key twice.

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.

Quiz