A transitional sentence does exactly what it says—it transitions, or flows, one idea into the idea of another.
For example, if your essay is about your favorite book, your first body paragraph may discuss the main reason why it is your favorite book. Within that paragraph you would use transitional words to move from one idea to the next to form a sense of unity in your paragraph
In other words, you would transition between one supporting sentence and the next.
Any sentence that does not support your topic sentence or seems off topic can be eliminated.
Paragraphs should have transitions within it when necessary to connect information and make it “flow”.
Sentences that make similar points should follow each other to increase “flow”.
Example Body Paragraph One reason the dress code should not be adopted is because it is costly. Most students already own jeans, cargo pants, and tee shirts. Forcing students to wear collared shirts with no logos and khaki pants is an added expense to parents who must also buy their children regular clothing to wear at night and on weekends. Essentially, parents are being forced to increase there family budget in order to buy an unnecessary amount of clothes. In fact , allowing students to continue wearing jeans will surely help reduce the amount of money parents will have to spend on clothes.
Clearly there are many reason why the school board should not adopt a dress code policy. The added cost of school clothes would be a burden to many families. In addition, students should be free to express themselves through their clothing and should not have to fee uncomfortable in clothes that someone else chose for them. It is obvious that the policy is not in the student’s best interests. The school should definitely refrain from adopting it.