Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Using transitions, part of Writing a Research Paper.
- [Instructor] Transition is the glue…that holds the parts together.…Even though you may have sufficient research…to support your key points and your research paper…is organized by those key points,…it may still be hard for the reader to understand.…Trying to read something that jumps…from point to point is difficult.…Readers need connectors that glue…to show how the various topics, support…and ideas are tied together in a logical pattern.…Four transitional methods are possible.…
The first is to repeat the key word or words.…When the reader repeatedly sees a word or idea…he is guided smoothly from point to point.…Look at this example in this paragraph.…Using the words circadian rhythm three times…helps the reader connect the ideas.…Another transitional method is to use a synonym…for the key words.…This method could be considered…if repeating the same word starts sounding too redundant.…However, be certain the reader realizes…that the words or terms are being used synonymously.…
In this example internal body clock,…
- Understanding the different types of research papers
- Researching the topic
- Brainstorming your focus
- Developing a thesis statement
- Writing topic sentences
- Composing a title
- Using a style guide
- Formatting your paper
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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