Why put different types of explanations in separate paragraphs?
Carving explanations up into separate paragraphs, each addressing a specific type of question, makes the explanations into distinct elements, so you and your users can reuse, include, or exclude them on the fly. Planning several distinct explanation types speeds up writing, too, because you are not trying to weave several different kinds of information together into a compelling paragraph. You are just sorting facts into bins–and in the process, your prose gets simpler, more purposeful, and, because you are just answering one question per paragraph, abrupt. Yes, some of these paragraphs end up being one sentence, or a single phrase. If that sentence or phrase answers the question, hey, that’s all you need. Follow the user’s thought process Your visitors have their own questions, which tend to arise in a certain, fairly predictable order. You could think of these appearing from moment to moment, as the mind ponders the instruction, follows it, and tries to decide whether or not the act