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Get Your Paragraph Right – Coherence & Cohesion

A paragraph is a collection of related sentences dealing with a single topic. Learning to write good paragraphs will help you stay on track when drafting and revising your writing. Good paragraphing also greatly assists your readers in following your line of thought. In this workshop, a range of writing strategies will be introduced to help participants achieve coherence and cohesion in presentation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you should be able to

  1. write effective topic sentences containing controlling ideas
  2. understand the importance of maintaining the topical focus by avoiding irrelevancies
  3. identify the logical relationships among propositions
  4. organize related propositions in a logical order
  5. use various ‘coherence-creating devices’ to develop the connectivity of propositions

Code(s) WRW-005-003
Date(s) 16 Oct 2020 (Re-run)
Time 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue(s) Online via Zoom
Facilitator(s) Dr Bruce Ma
Duration 2 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 20
Eligibility All HKUST students are welcome.
Registration Dates 28 Sept - 4 Oct 2020
Enquiry If you have any questions, please contact us at:
E-mail: lcwrite@ust.hk

Telephone:(852) 2358-7851

Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

  1. All sessions of the activity will be conducted online. Please go through the guidelines here, which detail the preparation and computer equipment required, before joining in the event.
  2. All sessions offered in this term listed as below:
    • 30 Sept 2020 (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
    • 9 Oct 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    • 16 Oct 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Online Registration Current Available Course


Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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