Ch 7: Coherence & Cohesion in Writing

About This Chapter

In this overview of coherence and cohesion in writing, you can review subjects like organizing an essay, structuring an argument, rules for writing paragraphs, and more. The brief lessons in this chapter can be a valuable resource to use when preparing for a test or working on class assignments.

Coherence & Cohesion in Writing - Chapter Summary

As you go through these lessons on coherence and cohesion in writing, you can review how to write a thesis statement, a strong essay body, and an effective conclusion. You can also gain a deeper understanding of how to improve the quality of your essay. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Explain how to improve coherence in your writing
  • List the steps for organizing an essay
  • Discuss how to organize an essay that covers the main points
  • Describe the structure of a five-paragraph essay
  • Recall the proper structure of a paragraph
  • Write an introductory paragraph that captures the attention of your audience
  • Discuss how to structure an argument in your essay
  • Explain how to improve the content of your essay

These engaging lessons can help you easily understand coherence and cohesion in writing. You can review all the lessons in order, or just study the topics you need to review. A helpful quiz is available for each lesson to test your ability to recall what you have studied.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Coherence & Cohesion in Writing
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Coherence in Writing: Definition & Examples

1. Coherence in Writing: Definition & Examples

Have you ever wanted to make your writing more logical, unified, and consistent? What you are looking for is to improve the coherence in your writing. This lesson will give you tips and examples for making your writing more coherent.

How to Organize an Essay

2. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

Essay Organization and Outline Building

3. Essay Organization and Outline Building

Creating an outline before writing an academic essay doesn't take that long to do and can greatly improve the quality of your essay. This lesson covers the basics of how to put together an effective outline that will cover all of the right points.

Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

4. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

Paragraphs: Definition & Rules

5. Paragraphs: Definition & Rules

Almost all forms of writing are structured into paragraphs. Watch this video lesson to learn not only the definition and purpose of a paragraph but its proper structure and how to make a paragraph effective.

Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

6. Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

We'll look at the importance of the introductory paragraph and engaging your audience through the use of attention getters, a bridge, and an arguable thesis. Three of the most common attention getters are specifically defined, and examples are provided in this lesson.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

7. How to Write a Thesis Statement

Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.

How to Write a Strong Essay Body

8. How to Write a Strong Essay Body

This video will show you how to achieve unified, coherent body paragraphs in your essays. By creating well-developed body paragraphs, your essays will be cleaner, sharper and earn you a better grade!

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

9. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

10. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!

How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

11. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.

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