Transitions That Work!
Using transitional words and phrases
helps papers read more smoothly. They
provide logical organization and understandability and improve the connections
and transitions between thought.
A coherent paper allows the reader
to flow from the first supporting point to the
Transitions indicate relations
, whether within a sentence, paragraph, or paper.
This list illustrates "relationships" between ideas, followed by words
and phrases that can connect them. Look them up in a dictionary or
online to be sure you are using them correctly.
also, again, as well as, besides, coupled with, furthermore, in addition, likewise,
accordingly, as a result, consequently, for this reason, for this purpose,
hence, otherwise, so then, subsequently, therefore, thus, thereupon, wherefore
as a rule, as usual, for the most part,
generally, generally speaking, ordinarily, usually
chiefly, especially, for instance, in particular, markedly, namely,