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Unformatted text preview: Transitional Words and Phrases If an essay is a kind of map of thinking, transitions are important guideposts. Transitional words and phrases clarify relationships between sentences, cueing the reader as to how to understand and put together all of the various statements, quotations, ideas, and so on that they encounter in a paragraph. Not only do transitions establish the connections within paragraphsspatial, chronological, and logicalthey also signal to the reader that the author understands the subject and the readers needs. In other words, skillful use of transitions helps to establish credibility. Sequence or addition Again, also, and, too, besides, further, furthermore, in addition, next, then, finally firstsecond thirdoneanother Time Afterward, as soon as, at first, at the same time, before, during, earlier, finally, in the meantime,...
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- Winter '11