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Kettler G19
481-5740www.ipfw.edu/casa/wc
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 how
the writer wants them to read, interpret, react to,and evaluate what was written about the subject. Writers can use these devices like bridges to carrythe reader gracefully from one idea development to the next: sentence to sentence, paragraph toparagraph, and one part of a document to the next. Because they direct the reader’s attention inspecific ways, there are several categories of transitions for writers to choose from.Here are some categories of common transitional devices that writers can use:
To Add:
andagainand thenin additionbesidesequally importantfinallyfirst (second, etc.)furtherfurthermorenortoonextlastlywhat is moremoreover
To Repeat or To Explain:
in brief in other wordsas I have said as I have noted as has been noted
To Emphasize:
emphaticallyextremelydefinitelyabsolutelypositivelycertainlywithout a doubtwithout reservationwithout questionunquestionablyundeniablymoreoverin factin deedin any casenaturallysurprisinglyneveralwaysforeverperenniallyeternally
To Make a Case:
becausemoreoverfurthermore
 
forfor the same reasonbesidesthat isin other wordsin any caseindeedin factin addition
To Show Cause and Effect:
thereforeaccordinglyhencethusfor this reasonbecauseconsequentlyas a resultthenso, so thatto this end
To Show Exception:
yet, stillhoweveronce in a whilesometimesin spite of despiteof coursenevertheless

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