Need English help on how to transition in an essay.

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Are you supposed to transition between arguments? does the transition go at the beginning of an argument or the end of the previous one? How are you supposed to transition between the thesis and the first argument? and then the argument and the first point? I'm so confused. Can someone please help and give me some examples or transition words? I'm in grade 12 by the way.

Jan 2nd, 2016

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question! This is actually my first time responding to anything on Studypool and I hope I can help.

Transitions are always advisable when moving between the different aspects of an essay, whether from Thesis to argument, argument to argument, or argument to Conclusion. Assuming each new argument gets its own paragraph, the Transition is typically found in the first line of the paragraph, or the topic sentence of that paragraph.

If, for example, you were writing a persuasive piece about which of the US states is the best, you might have a thesis like this: "When all relevant factors are considered, from economic strength, to favorable weather conditions, to leisure activity options, Colorado clearly stands above the rest as the greatest state in the U.S.A."

Your first transition would then come at the start of the next paragraph: "Among the most important things people look for in a state is the strength of its economy." Part of a good transition involved using words from the last sentence of the previous paragraph to connect the thoughts. As you progress, you might use other Transition Words such as "In addition," "Another example," "Also," "Not to mention," or "Finally" for the last argument. Other thesis sentences for this hypothetical essay might look like this: "Another important aspect of a great state is its weather conditions, which is another area where Colorado excels." Or: "Finally, when looking for a great state, it all comes down to the fun stuff." 

You don't necessarily need to transition into the Conclusion so much as you usually restate the Thesis, like: "Given all these factors, Colorado is the clear choice for people looking for steady jobs, fair weather, and lots of outdoor fun." And then you'd wrap up from there.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jan 2nd, 2016

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