Try to use a working definition from an expert in your subject area rather than referring to a general dictionary definition.
Introduce the main ideas that stem from your topic: You cannot write about everything; for a 2,000 word assignment, select between 3-5 key ideas and introduce them in the precise order in which they will be discussed.
There are some simple ways to tell if you are on the same topic or a new one.
You can have one idea and several bits of supporting evidence within a single paragraph.
You can help create coherence in your paragraphs by creating logical bridges and verbal bridges.
Logical bridges A topic sentence is a sentence that indicates in a general way what idea or thesis the paragraph is going to deal with.Some methods to make sure your paragraph is well-developed: Two very important elements of paragraphing are signposts and transitions.Signposts are internal aids to assist readers; they usually consist of several sentences or a paragraph outlining what the article has covered and where the article will be going.An introduction is like a guidebook to your whole assignment.It gives background information into your topic area and outlines all the ideas you are going to present.A succession of well-structured paragraphs can help to create a coherent and logical argument.You need to consider the purpose of each paragraph: An introductory sentence (this is sometimes called a topic sentence): This tells the reader the purpose of your paragraph and introduces the main idea you are developing, expanding upon or contrasting with another.Examples/evidence/quotations: You will usually need to include evidence that develops/contrasts an idea. Try and introduce your evidence clearly and remember to reference the source (either as a citation in the body of your text or as a footnote/endnote).Evaluative sentence/s: You may need to offer some explanation on the relevance of your examples/evidence/quotations. What does the author say that supports the idea you are developing? Your conclusion is the final paragraph of writing in an assignment.You can also have several points in a single paragraph as long as they relate to the overall topic of the paragraph.If the single points start to get long, then perhaps elaborating on each of them and placing them in their own paragraphs is the route to go.