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Transitions Mrs. MacInnis ELA

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Transitions Using transitional words or phrases helps papers read more smoothly. They provide a logical organization and understandability and improve the connections between thoughts. 50% Transition Rule – one transition for every two sentences You may use each transition ONLY ONCE per essay

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Transitions… For chronological order: 1. Before 2. After 3. First 4. Next 5. Then 6. Finally 7. Last 8. At last 9. Soon 10. When 11. Meanwhile 12. After a while 13. Later that day 14. The next day 15. On Saturday

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Transitions… To show sequence: 1. After all 2. All in all 3. All things considered 4. Briefly 5. By and large 6. In any case 7. In any event 8. In brief 9. In conclusion 10. On the whole 11. In short 12. In summary 13. In the final analysis 14. In the long run 15. On balance 16. To sum up 17. To summarize 18. Finally

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Transitions… To show size: 1. First 2. Next 3. Finally 4. Larger 5. Even larger 6. The largest 7. Equally important 8. More important 9. Most important

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Transitions… For order of importance 1. Also 2. Another 3. Besides 4. Finally 5. First 6. Second 7. For example 8. In the first place 9. In the second place 10. In the same way 11. Likewise 12. To begin with 13. Moreover 14. Furthermore 15. In addition 16. More important 17. Most important 18. Similarly

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Transitions… To interrupt sentences: 1. After all 2. At any rate 3. By the way 4. Consequently 5. However 6. For example 7. For instance 8. Generally speaking 9. I believe (guess, hope, know) 10. In fact 11. In my opinion 12. Of course 13. On the contrary 14. On the other hand 15. Moreover 16. Nevertheless 17. To tell the truth

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Transitions… For example & illustration 1. For example 2. For instance 3. Namely 4. Specifically 5. To illustrate 6. For one thing 7. As an illustration 8. Illustrated with 9. As an example 10. In this case

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Transitions… To prove a point 1. Above all 2. Chiefly 3. With attention to 4. Especially 5. Particularly 6. Singularly 7. Even 8. Indeed 9. In fact 10. Of course 11. Truly

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Transitions… To compare: 1. Likewise 2. Also 3. While 4. In the same way 5. Like 6. As 7. Similarly 8. By the same token

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Transitions… To contrast: 1. Still 2. Although 3. However 4. Yet 5. Otherwise 6. Even though 7. Contrast 8. Conversely 9. Instead 10. On one hand 11. On the other hand 12. On the contrary 13. Rather 14. Nevertheless 15. In contrast

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Transitions… To conclude 1. Finally 2. In a word 3. In brief 4. In conclusion 5. In the end 6. In the final analysis 7. On the whole 8. Thus 9. To conclude 10. To summarize 11. In sum 12. In summary 13. Briefly 14. By and large 15. In any case 16. In any event 17. In short 18. In the long run 19. On balance 20. To sum up 21. As a result 22. As mentioned earlier 23. As has been noted 24. After all 25. All in all 26. All things considered

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Example: The Shelled Spider - It lives in the Delaware Water Gap area. -The bite is not lethal to humans. -They have a very hard shell compared to other spiders. - They are golden-brown in color. - The shelled spider is amazing.

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