Using transitions in your writing

by Dec 03, 2013, 3 Comments

Transitions are the cement that hold our writing together. They are the short phrases that draw relationships between and within the sentences in a text. For example, "for example" is a transition, as are "likewise", "similarly", and "thus".

Transition are most important in technical, business, and academic writing because they help us to form a cogent argument. We check for hundreds of transition phrases in your writing and highlight all of the ones that we find.

We generally recommend at least one transition phrase every four sentences. Sections of your writing that have a lower frequency that this may be difficult to follow and disjointed. Scouting over your work for sections low in transitions may help you to identify sections that need re-working.

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Comments (3)

  • julieadams00 says
    Awesome, thank you
    Posted On Feb 21, 2014 | 06:27
  • cool210050 says
    Thank you
    Posted On Jun 13, 2014 | 04:01
  • freshjello says
    It would be helpful to have the list of transitions ProWritingAid checks for.
    Posted On Nov 11, 2014 | 02:44