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    Transition Signals

    Can someone tell me, what are the transition signals? please...


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    Re: Transition Signals

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyita View Post
    Can someone tell me, what are the transition signals? please...
    When you are composing an essay, it helps the reader to follow your reasoning if you provide some signals when you transition to a new topic.

    For example, you might say at the start:
    The first thing I noticed at the circus was .... (all about the clowns)

    Then to begin your second paragraph, you might write
    The next thing that caught my eye was .... (you tell about the lady on horseback)

    Then to begin your last paragraph, you might write
    But the most amazing thing of all was .... (you write about the man on the flying trapeze)

    Transition signals guide your reader as to why you are mentioning your next point, and what it has to do with the idea of the essay. Otherwise, it might be confusing for the reader when you suddenly start talking about ladies on horseback. He might wonder what happened to the clowns, or he might think it's strange to be talking about horses one minute -- and the next minute you're talking about the trapeze.

    Here is one link for more information
    Transition Signals in Writing :: Academic Skills Resources, The Learning Centre UNSW

    And here's a whole bunch of Google hits that you can browse to find what you want
    transition signals writing - Google Search

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