English
3880

Writing for Business and Industry

Summer
2014

 

Writing paragraphs

Paragraphs contain a single topic. When the topic changes, start a new paragraph.

The nature of writing a paragraph does not change just because you are now working with technical material. It should still contain a topic sentence and develop its material in a clear and logical manner.

Multiple paragraphs per heading

A common problem is writing one paragraph per heading, regardless of how many topics are discussed in the paragraph. There is no rule that each paragraph gets a heading, nor is there a rule that all text under a heading should be in one paragraph.

Long paragraphs make the information hard to follow and hard to find. The reader wants to be able to quickly skim through your document and find the information. Writing long paragraphs hinders this search process.

Notice the difference in these two example. The only difference is that I broke up the second one into multiple paragraphs.

The Generator

The purpose of the generator is to begin the process of refrigeration. It generates the heat necessary to begin the various chemical reactions discussed later. It generates the ammonia gas that travels to the other parts of the refrigerator. It houses the hard water (a mixture of water and ammonia). Hard water is the first substance in the cycle to undergo a phase change (in this case a change in state from liquid to gas or vice versa). The main function of the generator is to heat the hard water to a point that it changes phase and steam is created. This steam is composed of mostly ammonia and a slight amount of water. Gas fuel is supplied to a burner inside of the generator that heats the hard water to the point of creating steam). The generator looks like a metal tank. This metal tank has in it a series of coils on one side that allow steam to pass through. The generator also contains the burner that gas fuels to heat the hard water. Lastly, the generator is the reservoir that the ammonia and water eventually drip back into after completing their respective parts in the cycle. This allows the process to begin again. One could say the generator is both the final destination and the beginning of the cycle.

 

The Generator

The purpose of the generator is to begin the process of refrigeration. It generates the heat necessary to begin the various chemical reactions discussed later. It generates the ammonia gas that travels to the other parts of the refrigerator. It houses the hard water (a mixture of water and ammonia). Hard water is the first substance in the cycle to undergo a phase change (in this case a change in state from liquid to gas or vice versa).

The main function of the generator is to heat the hard water to a point that it changes phase and steam is created. This steam is composed of mostly ammonia and a slight amount of water. Gas fuel is supplied to a burner inside of the generator that heats the hard water to the point of creating steam).

The generator looks like a metal tank. This metal tank has in it a series of coils on one side that allow steam to pass through. The generator also contains the burner that gas fuels to heat the hard water. Lastly, the generator is the reservoir that the ammonia and water eventually drip back into after completing their respective parts in the cycle. This allows the process to begin again. One could say the generator is both the final destination and the beginning of the cycle.

 

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