CONSTRUCTING THE PARAGRAPH

 

4. USING TRANSITIONS

Tutorial


Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Computers for Education

Professor Emeritus, CSU, Sacramento

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Transitions  2



paragraph shape


Just to review, the Topic Sentence is the best summary of the whole paragraph. Support Sentences make the topic more concrete.
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  animated transitions

All sentences in the paragraph should enhance, clarify, and support the main idea in the topic sentence.
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  paragraph shape

Transitions are words or phrases that show the reader the relationships between and among the topic and the
support sentences.

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Transitions  5


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  bread animation
 

Transitions show the relationship between topic sentence and the support sentences, and the relationship to each other.

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paragraph shape


Transitions can create relationships of time and space, or of analysis--cause and effect, comparison and contrast, and other kinds of logical argument.

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commercials-temporal

Transitions can indicate the sequence of events in a narrative.

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study-spatial

Transitions can show the relationship between
objects in a place.


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japan-analytical


Transitions can show the logical relationships between ideas
 in a paragraph or essay.


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Something to remember:

The different kinds of transition can be mixed throughout any paragraph or essay.
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