How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences


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Assume that you wanted to indicate a shift in time in your writing. Which of the following words or phrases would you want to AVOID using?

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1. Suppose that you wanted to expand on an idea in your writing to further clarify the meaning for your readers. Which of following transition words or phrases would you NOT want to use?

2. Which transition would signal to your readers that an opposing viewpoint is about to be explored?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of writing strong transitions and transitional sentences. You will be quizzed on identifying examples of different types of transitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to measure your knowledge of:

  • When and where to use transitions
  • Different types of transitions and what they signal
  • Where in sentences transitions can occur

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on writing strong transitions and transitional sentences
  • Critical thinking - apply your understanding about the various uses of transitional sentences
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different types of transitional words to understand which ones are appropriate in certain situations

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to write strong transitions, review the corresponding lesson called How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the different types of transitions
  • Recognize the correct context in which to use transitions
  • Identify transitional words and phrases
  • Incorporate transitional words and phrases into your writing