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BENCHMARK 33 I can write an argument that uses transitions to link the major sections of a text, create unity and clarify relationships, claims reasons and evidence.
SIMILARITY - also, -In the same way - just as -so too, -likewise, -similarly Ex: At the restaurant, my mother put her napkin on her lap and I did likewise.
EXCEPTION/CONTRAST Buthowever in spite ofYet on the one handon the other hand nevertheless, nonetheless, Notwithstanding, in contrast, on the contrary, still Ex: I am going for a walk, notwithstanding the fact that it is snowing.
SEQUENCE/ORDER First second, third next then finally Ex: First I flossed my teeth, then I brushed them.
TIME Afterafterward at lastbefore currentlyduring Earlierimmediately latermeanwhile now recently simultaneously subsequently Ex: I was simultaneously watching TV and texting.
EXAMPLE for example for instance namely specifically to illustrate Ex: As President, Barack Obama has many jobs. One specifically is Commander in Chief of the Armed Forced.
EMPHASIS Even indeed in fact of course truly Ex: After this lesson, you will indeed know how to use transitions in your papers.
PLACE/POSITION aboveAdjacent below beyond here in front in back nearby Thereahead Ex: The clock is adjacent the door in the classroom.
CAUSE AND EFFECT Accordingly consequently hence so therefore Thus Ex: The students always turned their work in on time, hence their teacher’s pride in the progress they were making.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OR EVIDENCE Additionallyagain Alsoand as well besides equally importantFurther furthermorein addition moreoverthen Ex: He set a new record in the race. Moreover, it was his third record of the month.
CONCLUSION/SUMMARY Finally in a word in briefBriefly in conclusion in the end in the final analysison the whole Thusto conclude to summarizein sum to sum upin summary Ex: On the whole, I believe that eating organic foods is better for your health. BONUS! Ex: Thus conscience doth make cowards of us all.
PRACTICE Directions: Underline and pull out all transition words, from the following paragraph.
Writing an essay can be challenging. However, there are techniques that can make the process a little easier. For example, taking plenty of notes on the subject can help the writer generate ideas. Therefore, note-taking is an important "pre-writing" strategy. In addition, some people "free-write," writing quickly for ten or twenty minutes to see what ideas arise. However, taking notes and free-writing are only the beginning. Ideas must eventually be organized in a logical way. Consequently, an outline can help the writer make sense of the rough material generated through the note-taking and free-writing process
Therefore, writing an outline is another important step in the writing process. However, some writers are able to conceptualize a sense of logical order for their ideas without actually writing an outline. Nevertheless, these writers seem to have some kind of outline in their minds. In addition, an outline should help the writer formulate a thesis for the essay. Consequently, an outline can help give focus to the essay.
HOMEWORK Create sentences using the following transition words: For example Furthermore Nevertheless Meanwhile However As a result Without a doubt Consequently
EXAMPLES: The bike I thought about buying had bad breaks and furthermore it was rusty. As a result of the failing benchmark at school, he was grounded for a week. He always copied people’s homework, so consequently he failed the test.
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