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Jeffrey Magistrado

on 10 October 2012

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TRANSITIONAL DEVICES START: WHAT IS A TRANSITIONAL DEVICES? Transitional devices are like bridges between parts
of your paper. They help you easily interpret ideas and
carry over a thought from one sentence to another,
from one idea to another, or from
one paragraph to
another with words or phrases. It is also words or phrases that
help carry a thought from one sentence
to another, from one idea to another, or from
one paragraph to another. It links also sentences
and paragraphs together smoothly so
that there are no abrupt
jumps or breaks between ideas. NOTE: They should not appear excessively or appear to be tacked on at random. Preferably, they should be subtle and unobtrusive, but they should always indicate the precise connection between one idea, sentence, or paragraph, and that which follows it. It is also called adverbial conjunction. It is similar to a coordinating conjunction. It joins two independent clauses together to make a compound sentence. TYPES OF
DEVICES Transitions between sections

Particularly in longer works, it may be necessary to include transitional paragraphs that summarize for the reader the information just covered and specify the relevance of this information to the discussion
in the following section. Transitions between

If you have done a good job of arranging paragraphs so that the content of one leads logically to the next, the transition will highlight a relationship that already exists by summarizing the previous paragraph and suggesting something of the content of the paragraph
that follows. A transition between paragraphs can be a word or two, a phrase, or a sentence. Transitions can be at the end of the first paragraph, at the beginning of the second paragraph, or in both places. Transitions within paragraphs

As with transitions between sections and paragraphs, transitions within paragraphs act as cues by helping readers to anticipate what is coming before they read it. Within paragraphs, transitions tend to be single
words or short phrases. Examples of Transitional Devices THE END
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