A transition is a “passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another.” At least that’s what Merriam-Webster’s dictionary says.
But that thing’s only been around for like 184 years or so, so I’d like to amend it a bit.
Instead, let’s say a transition is “a passage from one state, stage, subject, place, or IDEA to another.” That’s what we do when we transition in our essays.
We transition between ideas that are usually related to one subject.
To achieve that, you can use a free app like Grammarly to clean up your prose, but you should also know which words to use in the first place.
The words and phrases below are mostly used in persuasive (argumentative) essays where you need to convince the readers of your opinion in a confident manner.
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Transition words and phrases are a part of speech, and they’re used to create coherent relationships between ideas in the text.
These transition terms and phrases organize your paper by numerical sequence; by showing continuation in thought or action; by referring to previously-mentioned information; by indicating digressions; and, finally, by concluding and summing up your paper.
Sequential transitions are essential to creating structure and helping the reader understand the logical development through your paper’s methods, results, and analysis.