The Three Transition Types Between Sentences, Transition Words, and Between Paragraphs: this equals….. Smooth Writing!
What is a Transition? <ul><li>In writing, a transition is a word, group of words or sentence that leads your reader from o...
Transitions Between Sentences <ul><li>There are times when our sentences are only partly related and so its helpful to “se...
Make a Transition! <ul><ul><li>Problem:  My mom is constantly yelling at me to clean up my room.  I was not prepared to li...
Another Example: Where is the Problem? <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night.  We went to dinner, and a movie, ...
Possible Solution <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night.  We went to dinner, and a movie, and I did not get hom...
Transition Words <ul><li>Sometimes we only need a word to offer a good transition.  “For example,” is an example!  </li></...
Transitions to help emphasize a point <ul><li>Again, the main issue is, to emphasize, indeed, truly, to repeat, surprising...
Transitions to Show Location:  <ul><li>Above, across, against, along, down, beyond, between, outside, over, beside, into, ...
Transitions to Compare Items: <ul><li>Accordingly, also, comparable to, just as, often, likewise, similarly, like, in the ...
Transitions to Contrast Items <ul><li>Although, as opposed to, but, however, conversely, counter to, even so, even though,...
Transitions to Show Time: <ul><li>About, after, afterward, as soon as, at, at the same time, before, during, finally, firs...
Transactions to Clarify <ul><li>For example, for instance, in other words, put another way, that is, simply stated, to cla...
Transitions to Conclude or Summarize  <ul><li>Accordingly, all in all, as a result, consequently, lastly, thus, in the las...
Transitions Between Paragraphs <ul><li>Transitions are also needed to link your paragraph topics.  They help ease your rea...
Example of problem paragraphs – what is wrong? <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night.  We went to dinner, and a...
Possible Fix: <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night.  We went to dinner, and a movie, and I did not get home un...
Final note on transactions between paragraphs <ul><li>Your transition can occur in either paragraph, as long as it makes s...
Transition in the 1 st  Paragraph <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night.  We went to dinner, and a movie, and I...
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The Three Transition Types

  1. 1. The Three Transition Types Between Sentences, Transition Words, and Between Paragraphs: this equals….. Smooth Writing!
  2. 2. What is a Transition? <ul><li>In writing, a transition is a word, group of words or sentence that leads your reader from one subject to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of transitions as the links that hold together a chain – without the links, nothing would hold the chair together and the pieces would fall apart! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Transitions Between Sentences <ul><li>There are times when our sentences are only partly related and so its helpful to “seal the deal” by truly connecting the ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Example of a place that needs a transition: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My mom is constantly yelling at me to clean up my room. I was not prepared to live on my own. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Make a Transition! <ul><ul><li>Problem: My mom is constantly yelling at me to clean up my room. I was not prepared to live on my own. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Potential solution: My mom is constantly yelling at me to clean up my room. She said this was an example as to why I was not prepared to live on my own. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Another solution: My mom is constantly yelling at me to clean up my room. Indeed she was right, and I was not prepared to live on my own. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Another Example: Where is the Problem? <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night. We went to dinner, and a movie, and I did not get home until after one in the morning. When I was eight years old, my mom told me that I had to be home by 6 pm at night. John and I went to see the movie “Gladiator,” which was a very good movie. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Possible Solution <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night. We went to dinner, and a movie, and I did not get home until after one in the morning. I felt so grown up staying out so late at night, with no one to tell me that I had to go home. I remember when I was eight years old, my mom told me that I had to be home by six at night. However, I was no longer eight years old, but twenty and on a date with my boyfriend. That night, John and I went to see the movie “Gladiator,” which was a very good movie. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Transition Words <ul><li>Sometimes we only need a word to offer a good transition. “For example,” is an example! </li></ul><ul><li>Common transition words (but do not over do them!) are on the next few pages: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Transitions to help emphasize a point <ul><li>Again, the main issue is, to emphasize, indeed, truly, to repeat, surprising, in fact, frequently, for this reason, the point often overlooked . . . . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Transitions to Show Location: <ul><li>Above, across, against, along, down, beyond, between, outside, over, beside, into, near, throughout, among, amid . . . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Transitions to Compare Items: <ul><li>Accordingly, also, comparable to, just as, often, likewise, similarly, like, in the same way, in the same manner, in conjunction with . . . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Transitions to Contrast Items <ul><li>Although, as opposed to, but, however, conversely, counter to, even so, even though, on the other hand, otherwise, still and yet…. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Transitions to Show Time: <ul><li>About, after, afterward, as soon as, at, at the same time, before, during, finally, first, immediately, in the meantime, later, last, meanwhile, next, next week, next time, next year, prior to, yesterday, today . . . . </li></ul>
  13. 13. Transactions to Clarify <ul><li>For example, for instance, in other words, put another way, that is, simply stated, to clarify, to illustrate . . . </li></ul>
  14. 14. Transitions to Conclude or Summarize <ul><li>Accordingly, all in all, as a result, consequently, lastly, thus, in the last analysis, therefore, in short, finally, due to, in closing . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>This is an awesome page on the many different kinds of transition words you can use: http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/writing/sixtrait/organization/transitions.html </li></ul>
  15. 15. Transitions Between Paragraphs <ul><li>Transitions are also needed to link your paragraph topics. They help ease your reader into the next topic. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Example of problem paragraphs – what is wrong? <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night. We went to dinner, and a movie, and I did not get home until after one in the morning. I felt so grown up staying out so late at night, with no one to tell me that I had to go home. I remember when I was eight years old, my mom told me that I had to be home by six at night. However, I was no longer eight years old, but twenty and on a date with my boyfriend. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005, I was dating Billy. He was a nice guy but also a bit clueless. We never went out anywhere because Billy only liked to stay home, watch TV and play video games! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Possible Fix: <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night. We went to dinner, and a movie, and I did not get home until after one in the morning. I felt so grown up staying out so late at night, with no one to tell me that I had to go home. I remember when I was eight years old, my mom told me that I had to be home by six at night. However, I was no longer eight years old, but twenty and on a date with my boyfriend. </li></ul><ul><li>Although John and I did not work out, at least he took me out to do things. In 2005, I was dating Billy. He was a nice guy but also a bit clueless. We never went out anywhere because Billy only liked to stay home, watch TV and play video games! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Final note on transactions between paragraphs <ul><li>Your transition can occur in either paragraph, as long as it makes sense! So, lets look at a final solution for that last example </li></ul>
  19. 19. Transition in the 1 st Paragraph <ul><li>I had my first date with John last night. We went to dinner, and a movie, and I did not get home until after one in the morning. I felt so grown up staying out so late at night, with no one to tell me that I had to go home. I remember when I was eight years old, my mom told me that I had to be home by six at night. However, I was no longer eight years old, but twenty and on a date with my boyfriend. I was sad when John and I broke up, because we always did fun things together; not like my next boyfriend, Billy. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005, I was dating Billy Pastor. He was a nice guy, but also a bit clueless. We never went out anywhere because Billy only liked to stay home, watch TV and play video games! </li></ul>
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