Connecting Ideas - Through Keywords and Transitions Repeat...

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Through Keywords Through Keywords and Transitions and Transitions
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Repeat words that pertain to the topic being discussed Repeating keywords keeps your reader focused on the topic and helps your writing cohere or “flow” Pronouns and synonyms may also be used as keywords
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Readers depend on keywords to focus their attention on particular ideas toward the beginning of sentences. Keywords tell readers what a whole passage is "about." If readers feel that a sequence of keywords is coherent, then they will feel they are moving through a paragraph from a coherent point of view. But if keywords shift randomly throughout a paragraph, then readers have to begin each sentence out of context, from no coherent point of view. When this happens, readers feel dislocated, disoriented, and out of focus. Adapted from OWL at Purdue
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Words or phrases that help carry an idea from one sentence to another or from one paragraph to another Provide cues to help readers follow the
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course ENGL 107 taught by Professor Merritt during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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