I think that can make the layout look better and easier to read, more inviting to a reader.
Of course, just having lots of text capsules alone won't bring in the traffic. The key is to fill those text capsules with the best, clear, quality content you are capable of and dust it all off with just a tiny smattering of natural-sounding keywords.
I can promise you, from experience, that do that and you'll get plenty of traffic from search engines. One thing I have understood here is to do your very best work and really make it original. Avoid getting your information from other websites, even if you re-write it, like the plague. Use your own words from off-web sources of research.
Originality and honesty are the buzz-words it seems to me.
But yes, lots of easily manageable text capsules is a better way to go than huge, dense, masses of text.
Hope that helps. Bless you. :)