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Transitions

Transitions are words, phrases, and sentences that show the reader how the ideas in your essay connect to each other. The effective use of transitions can greatly increase the readability and flow of your writing.

Overview

Use transitions to connect ideas and sentences

Developing Coherent Paragraphs

Examples

Practical strategies for connecting paragraphs effectively, with examples (the Mark Twain handout)

Use this transition chart to identify the best transitions to use in each situation