Coherence in Writing: Definition & Examples


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What devices are used to connect ideas in sentences and from paragraph to paragraph?

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1. In coherent writing, each paragraph begins with what kind of sentence to give it focus?

2. In coherent writing, which of the following words serves as a transitional device that shows time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly assess your understanding of coherence in writing with this quiz/worksheet combo. To pass the quiz, you will need to select an example where a transition would clarify the sentence and find proper placement for the topic sentence in a paragraph.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be tested on:

  • Definition of coherence in writing
  • True and false facts regarding thesis statements
  • Examples of the correct use of parallel structure
  • Types of writing where topic sentences are not used

Skills Practiced

This assessment allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding topic sentences and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of parallel structure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about thesis statements

Additional Learning

To learn more about coherence in writing, review the accompanying lesson called Coherence in Writing: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain need for coherence
  • Describe transitions
  • Know pronoun reference
  • Understand repetition
  • Distinguish between the use of this and these in writing
  • Examine parallelism