There are lots of different types of transition words you can use in your writing.
Today I’ve grouped them into 8 main types according to their different uses.
Another key point to remember is that Blake was writing during the Industrial Revolution, which had a major impact on the world around him.” Usage: Use “as well as” instead of “also” or “and”.
Example: “Scholar A argued that this was due to X, as well as Y.” Usage: This wording is used to add an extra piece of information, often something that’s in some way more surprising or unexpected than the first piece of information.
Example: “What’s more, this isn’t the only evidence that supports this hypothesis.” Usage: Use “likewise” when you want to talk about something that agrees with what you’ve just mentioned. Likewise, Scholar B argues compellingly in favour of this point of view.” Usage: Use “similarly” in the same way as “likewise”.
Example: “Audiences at the time reacted with shock to Beethoven’s new work, because it was very different to what they were used to.Example: “Zoologists have long sought to understand how animals communicate with each other.To that end, a new study has been launched that looks at elephant sounds and their possible meanings.” Students often make the mistake of using synonyms of “and” each time they want to add further information in support of a point they’re making, or to build an argument. Usage: Employ “moreover” at the start of a sentence to add extra information in support of a point you’re making.To be truly brilliant, an essay needs to utilise the right language.You could make a great point, but if it’s not intelligently articulated, you almost needn’t have bothered.Example: “There are many points in support of this view. This section covers words you can use instead of the “but” in these examples, to make your writing sound more intelligent and interesting.Usage: Use “however” to introduce a point that disagrees with what you’ve just said. However, Scholar B reached a different conclusion.” Usage: Usage of this phrase includes introducing a contrasting interpretation of the same piece of evidence, a different piece of evidence that suggests something else, or an opposing opinion.These are used within your paragraphs as you move from one idea to another as well as when you need to move your reader to the next paragraph.Think of transitions as the links that help your writing flow.Usage: “In order to” can be used to introduce an explanation for the purpose of an argument.Example: “In order to understand X, we need first to understand Y.” Usage: Use “in other words” when you want to express something in a different way (more simply), to make it easier to understand, or to emphasise or expand on a point. In other words, they live on the land and in the water.” Usage: This phrase is another way of saying “in other words”, and can be used in particularly complex points, when you feel that an alternative way of wording a problem may help the reader achieve a better understanding of its significance. To put it another way, they will die without the sun.” Usage: “That is” and “that is to say” can be used to add further detail to your explanation, or to be more precise. That is to say, they must breathe air.” Usage: Use “to that end” or “to this end” in a similar way to “in order to” or “so”.