Several Easy Recommendations concerned with Building a Bridge across the Raging River, or How to Convey Your Own Thoughts and Ideas to Your Potential Readers
- Make your bridge maximally comfortable (for easy and pleasant reading of your essay). It means that your transition words and phrases have to be in the all necessary places.
- Make your bridge maximally short (in order not to bore your potential reader). It means that your essay transitions shouldn’t be in the all unnecessary places.
- Make your bridge maximally durable (in the case if you don’t want your readers to fall into the raging river of your ideas and sink there).
Some Examples of Transition Words and Phrases
- If you want to give an example of something, you may use the following essay transitions: for example (e.g.), for instance, provided, like, as, specifically, etc.
- In the case if you write a compare and contrast essay, the possible variants of transition words and phrases are:
- Compare transitions – in the same manner, have in common, as well as, not only… but also, too, also and so on.
- Contrast transitions – however, in spite of, in contrast, opposite, unlike, though, for all that, whereas and so on
- If you write an argumentative (or a persuasive) essay, you may choose some essay transitions from the following examples:
on the one hand, on the other hand, moreover, furthermore
- In the case if you write a cause and effect essay, you may use transition words and phrases like these: because, under these
circumstances, for the reason that, in this case, as a result, for as much as,
for the reason that and so on.
- If you have to make
an introduction, you may write some of the following transition phrases: let’s speak about, I’d
like to describe, the purpose of my essay is, and so on.
- If you have to make a
conclusion, add some of these essay transitions: thus, hence, therefore,
in brief, in short, consequently, finally, in conclusion, at last, I want to
make a conclusion that, etc.
P.S. You may use these transition words and phrases not only in the cases listed above. E.g. if you write a compare and contrast essay, it may contain some elements of a cause and effect essay type, and the vice versa. Add your own transition words and phrases to this list!