Using transition words or phrases at the beginning of new paragraphs or within paragraphs helps a reader to follow your writing.
- Transitions show the reader when you are moving on to a different idea or further developing the same idea
- Transitions create a flow, or connection, among all sentences and that leads to coherence in your writing.
|To show addition||also, besides, further, furthermore, in addition, moreover
** “Addition” words come only as a second or third example, They cannot, therefore, be used in the first body paragraph of an essay
|To introduce examples||for example, for instance, to illustrate that point, in fact, specifically,
**”Example” words come only after a point has been introduced. They cannot, therefore, begin a new idea paragraph
|To compare||also, similarly, likewise, in a similar manner,|
|To show contrast||however, on the other hand, in contrast, nevertheless, still, on the contrary|
|To summarize examples within a paragraph||in other words, in short|
|To indicate counterargument||Some people argue that, There is an important counterargument|
|To show sequence or order||the first….the next….the final|
|Logical Relationship||if, so, therefore, consequently, thus, as a result, for this reason, because, since|