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Copy of Transitions in Writing

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KayLee Emery

on 7 February 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Transitions in Writing

How and When to Employ Them Effectively Transitions Creates logical connections between sentences, paragraphs, and sections of the paper.

Functions as signs for readers that tell them how to organize and react to old and new ideas.

Helps readers understand the logic of how one's ideas fit together.

Provides the reader with directions for how to piece together
ideas in a cohesive manner Your professor has written comments like "choppy," "jumpy," "abrupt," "flow," or "how is this related?" on your essay. Signs that you may need help
with Transitions Transitions between sections: Types of Transitions Examples of
Transitional Words/Phrases Importance
of Transitions You tend to write the way you think. Your brain jumps from one idea to another very quickly. You wrote your paper in several discrete "chunks" and then pasted them together. Transitions between paragraphs: Transitions within paragraphs: In longer works, it may be necessary to include transitional paragraphs that summarize the information just discussed and/or to specify the relevance of information to be discussed in the following section. The transition will summarize the previous paragraph and suggest something about the content in the paragraph that follows. Within paragraphs, transitions act as cues by helping readers to anticipate what is coming before they read it. Transitions are bridges between what has been read and what is about to be read. Transition Between Sections
Example Although the great apes have demonstrated significant language skills, one central question remains regarding if they can be taught to use that uniquely human language tool we call grammar to learn the difference, for instance, between "ape bite human" and "human bite ape." In other words, it is questionable if an ape can create a sentence. --Paragraph 1-- --Paragraph 3-- Transition
Paragraph : Transitions Between Paragraphs
Example Last Sentence in Paragraph 1 Overall, Starbucks Corporation has logged increased sales in every sector, leading to a significant rise in third-quarter profits. First Sentence in Paragraph 2 These impressive profits are largely due to the corporation's expanded international influence. Transitions within Paragraphs
Example Highway traffic came to a stop as a result of an accident that morning. Consensus was arrived at by all of the members exclusive of those who could not vote. The music had a very retro sound, but at the same time incorporated a complex modern rhythm. The children were very happy. On the other hand, and perhaps more importantly, their parents were very proactive in providing good care. EX 1: EX 2: EX 3: EX 4: Contact Us For any further questions, please contact
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