2 Unity and Coherence Unity: Sticking to the Point Every topic sentence offers a promise of unity to the reader.Stick to the topic.Stick to the specific point you make about that topic.Exercise 1 on page 60.
3 Unity and Coherence The Summary Sentence To reinforce unity. Ends the paragraph.Echoes the topic sentence.Tells where the paragraph has been.Signals the end of the paragraph.Provides a sense of closure.
4 Unity and CoherenceAnalyzing Paragraph UnityExercise 3 on page 63.
5 Unity and Coherence Coherence: Holding the Paragraph Together Without coherence, a pile of loose bricks.Coherence is the mortar.Provides solid and strong connections between ideas.Make sure ideas are logically related.
6 Unity and Coherence Coherence Tools Transitional Expressions RepetitionTurn to page 66.
7 Unity and Coherence Using Transitions Effectively Moderation is the key.Less is more.For variety, somewhere other than beginning of sentence.Examples without “for example.”When used, not always at the beginning.Exercise 7 on page 69.
8 Unity and Coherence Repetition Repetition of key words and phrases. Repetition through pronouns.Exercise 10 on page 73.