Presentation on theme: "Adding “Flow” to Our Writing: Transitional Words and Phrases"— Presentation transcript:
1 Adding “Flow” to Our Writing: Transitional Words and Phrases Workshop:
2 Consider your body paragraphs. Do you use any of these phrases? FirstSecondThirdLastlyTo begin with,To conclude,My first, second, third/last reason…One reason is…
3 Let’s PUMP UP our Writing! These common transitional phrases do not add strength to our writing; they make our writing sound like we are listing off our ideas rather than explaining them.Good writers consider how the reader will progress through our writing by considering sturdy transitional words and phrases.
4 Purpose of Transitional Terms Transitional words and phrases are included in the work of successful writers to help bridge and connect:ParagraphsSupporting IdeasTransitional words help your reader to follow your writing ideas
5 Where Can I Place Transitional Words and Phrases in My Writing? Transitional words and phrases may be placed:At the beginning of paragraphs to help transition from paragraph to paragraphInside paragraphs to help transition from one supporting detail to anotherInside paragraphs to help elaborate upon supporting details
6 Watch Out for Transition Overload! Be specific in the placement and application of your transitional words and phrases. Not every idea or sentence needs to begin with one of these terms.
7 Not All Transitional Phrases Are Equal Transitional phrases and words are not “one size fits all”Different transitional phrases and terms belong in specific areas of writing and serve distinct jobs
8 Transitional Phrases to Indicate More Information: In additionAdditionallyIn factMoreoverAlsoTogether withEqually importantSimilarly
9 Transitional Phrases to Indicate an Example For example,For instance,Specifically,To demonstrate,To illustrate,Notably,
10 Transitional Phrases to a Cause/Effect Relationship Due to ______,ForFor the reason that ______,Since ______, then ____ConsequentlyIf…thenAs a result
11 Transitional Phrases to Compare or Contrast AlthoughHoweverIn comparisonLikewiseOn the other hand
12 Transitional Phrases to Add Emphasis Above all,Even more,More importantly,
13 Transitional Phrases to Conclude ThereforeFurthermoreAltogetherOverallFinally