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Why are the paragraphs of ana document often indented and not vertically separated?

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A quick side by side comparison of two writinglayout styles:
Left: no indent and with white space; right: indented, but no white space

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Recently, I'm seeing more and more academic-like documents which are all written in the same style. And oneOne of the characteristics I'm seeing (and really bugging me) is that the first line of each paragraph is indented and has no white space above it.

And I really want to know: Why?

If you ask me, I find it ugly and it doesn't improves readability. Perhaps the indent does, but no white space between each paragraph is anything but increasing readability (personal opinion).

So again: Why is the 'default' of academic-looking writing styles/papers having indents and no white space? (Not only doctor-grade papers, but related to all documents that apply indented paragraphs, instead of white space between them.)

A quick side by side comparison of two writing styles:
Left: no indent and with white space; right: indented, but no white space

enter image description here

Recently, I'm seeing more and more academic-like documents which are all written in the same style. And one of the characteristics I'm seeing (and really bugging me) is that the first line of each paragraph is indented and has no white space above it.

And I really want to know: Why?

If you ask me, I find it ugly and it doesn't improves readability. Perhaps the indent does, but no white space between each paragraph is anything but increasing readability (personal opinion).

So again: Why is the 'default' of academic-looking writing styles/papers having indents and no white space? (Not only doctor-grade papers, but related to all documents that apply indented paragraphs, instead of white space between them)

A quick side by side comparison of two layout styles:
Left: no indent and with white space; right: indented, but no white space

enter image description here

Recently, I'm seeing more and more academic-like documents which are all written in the same style. One of the characteristics I'm seeing (and really bugging me) is that the first line of each paragraph is indented and has no white space above it.

And I really want to know: Why?

If you ask me, I find it ugly and it doesn't improves readability. Perhaps the indent does, but no white space between each paragraph is anything but increasing readability (personal opinion).

So again: Why is the 'default' of academic-looking writing styles/papers having indents and no white space? (Not only doctor-grade papers, but related to all documents that apply indented paragraphs, instead of white space between them.)

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Why are the paragraphs of an 'academic' document often indented and not vertically separated?

A quick side by side comparison of two writing styles:
Left: no indent and with white space; right: indented, but no white space

enter image description here

Recently, I'm seeing more and more academic like-like documents which are all written in the same style. And one of the characteristics I'm seeing (and really bugging me) is that the first line of each paragraph is indented and has no white space above it.

And I really want to know: Why?

If you ask me, I find it ugly and it doesn't improves readability. Perhaps the indent does, but no white space between each paragraph is anything but increasing readability (personal opinion).

So again: Why is the 'default' of academic-looking writing styles/papers having indents and no white space? (Not only doctor-grade papers, but related to all documents that apply indented paragraphs, instead of white space between them)

Why are the paragraphs of an 'academic' document indented and not vertically separated?

A quick side by side comparison of two writing styles:
Left: no indent and with white space; right: indented, but no white space

enter image description here

Recently, I'm seeing more and more academic like documents which are all written in the same style. And one of the characteristics I'm seeing (and really bugging me) is that the first line of each paragraph is indented and has no white space above it.

And I really want to know: Why?

If you ask me, I find it ugly and it doesn't improves readability. Perhaps the indent does, but no white space between each paragraph is anything but increasing readability.

So again: Why is the 'default' of academic-looking writing styles/papers having indents and no white space?

Why are the paragraphs of an document often indented and not vertically separated?

A quick side by side comparison of two writing styles:
Left: no indent and with white space; right: indented, but no white space

enter image description here

Recently, I'm seeing more and more academic-like documents which are all written in the same style. And one of the characteristics I'm seeing (and really bugging me) is that the first line of each paragraph is indented and has no white space above it.

And I really want to know: Why?

If you ask me, I find it ugly and it doesn't improves readability. Perhaps the indent does, but no white space between each paragraph is anything but increasing readability (personal opinion).

So again: Why is the 'default' of academic-looking writing styles/papers having indents and no white space? (Not only doctor-grade papers, but related to all documents that apply indented paragraphs, instead of white space between them)

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