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Transitions in Writing
Transcript of Transitions in Writing
I like autumn. Autumn is a sad time of year. The leaves turn to brilliant yellow and red. The weather is mild. I can’t help thinking ahead to the coming of winter. Winter will bring snowstorms, slippery roads, and icy fingers. In winter the wind chill factor can make it dangerous to be outside. I find winter unpleasant. In autumn, I can’t help thinking ahead to winter’s arrival. I am sad when I think that winter is coming. Although I like autumn, it is a sad time of the year. Of course, the leaves turn to brilliant yellow and red, and the weather is mild. Still, I can’t help thinking ahead to the coming of winter with its snowstorms, slippery roads, and icy fingers. Moreover, in winter the wind chill factor can make it dangerous to be outside. Because I find these things unpleasant, I can’t help thinking ahead to winter’s arrival in autumn. Truly, I am sad when I think that winter is coming. Transitions are words or phrases that are like a bridge between ideas.
They keep the reader from getting lost and confused.
Transitions are most often found at the beginning of sentences; however, they can occur within the sentence itself. Transition words and phrases act as “bridges” that can:
Incorporate commonly used words (So; By this time);
Help lead the reader to the next event (Suddenly, Immediately)
Alert the reader that additional information is forthcoming to support what has already been stated (Next... then...);
Introduce a contrasting idea (But, However, On the other hand) 1) WikiSpaces.com
2) Visual Thesaurus.com https://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/lessons/transition-words-and-phrases-road-signs-for-the-reader/
http://www.siue.edu/SIPDC/Library/lesson%20plan/Science%20Session%20CD/ABE-GED%20Activity%2017--Building%20Bridges%20with%20Transitions-A%20writing%20activity.pdf "Transitions are words or phrases that are like a bridge between ideas." Warm-Up: