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Theme essay help

Transition Words and Phrases 

Below are some examples of transitional words and phrases and the relationships they establish: 
Addition: in addition, as a result, furthermore, consequently, otherwise, therefore 
Sequence: to begin with, at first, first, first of all, finally, meanwhile 
Illustration: for example, for instance, for one, for another, in illustration, etc. 
Consequence: as a result, consequently, otherwise 
Summary: all things considered, briefly, in any case, finally, all things said, in summary, to sum up, by and large, in any event, in final consideration 
Generalization: for the most part, generally speaking, as a rule, more often than not, rarely 
Contrast and comparison: conversely, on the one hand, on the other hand, likewise, similarly, instead, on the contrary, yet, by the same token, to the contrary 
Concession: be that as it may, however, in any event, nevertheless 
Restatement: in essence, in other words, namely, that is to say 

Essay checklist:

  • Has a thesis  (underline it or make it bold)
  • Did not make grammatical or spelling errors 
  • Did not use phrases like, “This essay will,” or “In conclusion,” 
  • Did not overuse first person or second person (I, me, my, we, us, you, etc) 
  • Has sentence fluency (Do not list, avoid repetitious words and sentence structures) 


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