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Transition Words

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Nicole Coello

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Transition Words

Transition Words Transition words allow a writer to change smoothly into their writing; it allows one to transition ideas in their essay.

Also transition words are vital for success in writing. You can choose different type of transition words to match what you're writing about.
The different type of transition words:

Addition
Compare and contrast
Time
Clarify
Place
Examples
Summary and conclusion Transition words you can use while writing your essay
Addition:
Furthermore
In addition
Moreover
Additionally
Equally Important

Compare/Contrast:
However
In contrast
In relation to
Nevertheless
On the other hand


Time:
From time to time
Immediately
Finally
All of a sudden
First, second....etc.
To begin with

Clarify:
That is
For instance
In other words
To put it another way
Place:
Above
Near
Among
Underneath
Across

Examples:
For example
For instance
To demonstrate
Such as
Specifically


Summary/Conclusion:
In conclusion
Overall
All in all
Therefore
Thus


As you can see, there are A LOT of transition words you can use for your writing but guess what........ There's still a lot more transition words!!!!! Now let's go and read a short paragraph without transition words Example 1:

Students should always do their homework if they want to keep their grades up. They should be prepared for school, with supplies. They should be prepared with supplies like pencils, pens, paper,notebooks, and of course they can bring their full attention. Example 2:

To begin with, students should always do their homework if they want to keep their grades up. Furthermore, they should be prepared for school, with supplies. For example, supplies like pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, and of course their full attention. Now let's see the same short paragraph with TRANSITION WORDS in it..... I personally think that example two was better. What about you?
Did you see how the second one was more organized and it just flowed better? Let's watch a video, therefore you can understand the concept of transition words even better! Now do you understand transition words better?
I hope so!!! Thanks for watching!!! By: Nicole Coello
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