Holding it all together – Transitions.

In a well-written essay, the idea from one paragraph
flows logically toward the idea in the next paragraph.
Using transitional words and phrases helps create this
flow.

Transitional words and phrases for the second
paragraph:
to begin with, first, one reason, one example, in the
first place.

Transitional phrases for the third and fourth
paragraphs:
if the thesis argues totally for or against a concept,
also, furthermore, in addition, secondly/finally,
another reason, most importantly;

if the thesis states there are two sides to the proposal
(used to begin paragraphs that argue against the
previous paragraph),
on the other hand, however, nevertheless, still, yet.

Transitional phrases for the concluding paragraph:
in conclusion, to summarize, to reiterate, therefore.
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