Transitions in Writing

Transitions in Writing - primarily Connecting one idea to a...

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Effective Transitions in Writing A good essay must use transitions within paragraphs and especially between paragraphs to preserve the logical flow of the writing. An essay without good transitions is like a series of isolated islands; the reader will struggle to get from one point to the next. Use transitions as bridges between your ideas. Here are several options: Adding additional facts or information: as well, and, additionally, furthermore, also, too, in addition, another, besides, moreover The order of a sequence of events: first of all, meanwhile, followed by, then, next, before, after, last, finally, one month later, one year later, etc. Listing things in order of importance: first, second etc., next, last, finally, more importantly, more significantly, above all,
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Unformatted text preview: primarily Connecting one idea to a fact or illustration: for example, for instance, to illustrate, this can be seen To indicate an effect or result: as a result, thus, consequently, eventually, therefore, To indicate that one idea is the opposite of another: nonetheless, however, yet, but, though, on the other hand, although, even though, in contrast, unlike, differing from, on the contrary, instead, whereas, nevertheless, despite, regardless of When comparing one thing to another: In a different sense, similarly, likewise, similar to, like, just as, conversely. (Adapted from
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Culper during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State.

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