A Writer's Guide to Using Eight Methods of Transition

Author: Victor C. Pellegrino

Publisher: Maui Arthoughts Company

ISBN: 9780945045038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 55

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A Writer's Guide to Using 8 Methods of Transition is a short guide designed for all writers. The eight methods of transition help writers connect sentences and paragraphs to create a smooth flow of ideas in order to communicate clearly and effectively. Writers will find simple, concise explanations of each transitional method, as well as short examples to demonstate how each method can be used effectively. This book is a companion text for A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions. Both work well together for writers.
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Transitional Words and Phrases: Using Transitional Expressions

Author: Manik Joshi

Publisher: Manik Joshi


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 76

View: 2684

This Book Covers the Following Topics: Transitional Expressions -- Definition Transitional Expressions – Punctuation Rules 01. Transitional Expressions -- Addition 02. Transitional Expressions -- Cause and Effect 03. Transitional Expressions -- Concession 04. Transitional Expressions -- Condition 05. Transitional Expressions -- Consequence 06. Transitional Expressions -- Contrast 07. Transitional Expressions -- Dismissal 08. Transitional Expressions -- Illustration 09. Transitional Expressions -- Emphasis 10. Transitional Expressions -- Exception 11. Transitional Expressions -- Explanation 12. Transitional Expressions -- Generalization 13. Transitional Expressions -- Location 14. Transitional Expressions -- Purpose 15. Transitional Expressions -- Quantifier 16. Transitional Expressions -- Reference 17. Transitional Expressions -- Sequence 18. Transitional Expressions – Similarity 19. Transitional Expressions -- Summary 20. Transitional Expressions -- Time Exercise: 1(A) and 1(B) Exercise: 2(A) to 2(C) SAMPLE THIS: Transitional Expressions -- Definition Meaning of ‘Transition’ -- to go from one point to another “Transitional Expressions” = “Transitional Words” + “Transitional Phrases” “Transitional (or Transition) Words” are also known as “connecting words”, “linking words” or “signal words“ “Transitional (or Transition) Phrases” are also known as “connecting phrases”, “linking phrases” or “signal phrases“ “Transitional Expressions” (also “Transitions”) could be defined as follows: • ‘Transitional expressions’ are words or phrases that provide bridges between sentences, parts of sentences, paragraphs and sections. • ‘Transitional expressions’ connect and relate sentences and paragraphs. • ‘Transitions expressions’ signal the relationship between sentences and paragraphs. • ‘Transitions expressions’ state the connections between ideas. • ‘Transitions expressions’ help carry over a thought from one part of a sentence to another, from one sentence to another, from one paragraph to another, from one section to another, or from one idea to another. • ‘Transitional expressions’ connect ideas from sentence to sentence and paragraph to paragraph. • ‘Transitional expressions’ are placed in the beginning, middle, or end of the sentences/paragraphs to explain connections between two or more ideas. • ‘Transitional expressions’ help carry over a thought from one idea to another. • ‘Transitional expressions’ produce clearer expression, by eliminating the excessive use of such words as ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘for’ ‘nor’, ‘or’ ‘so’ ‘yet’, etc. Choosing Transitional Expression -- Some transitional words and transitional phrases belong to more than one category. A transitional expression can change the whole meaning of a sentence. Therefore, you should choose the transition that best conveys your meaning. You should also avoid repetition and use different transition words or phrases in the same category if necessary. Placing transitional words: There are three options for placing transitional words: • The beginning of a sentence [Most common] • The middle of a sentence • The end of a sentence [Least Common] Example: Their products come with an insurance pack that covers accidental damage, theft, and breakage for a year. Furthermore, customers can also avail for an additional year of warranty. [Use of transitional word ‘furthermore’ at the beginning of a sentence] Their products come with an insurance pack that covers accidental damage, theft, and breakage for a year. Customers, furthermore, can also avail for an additional year of warranty. [Use of transitional word ‘furthermore’ in the middle of a sentence] Their products come with an insurance pack that covers accidental damage, theft, and breakage for a year. Customers can also avail for an additional year of warranty, furthermore. [Use of transitional word ‘furthermore’ in the end of a sentence]
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Building Great Sentences

How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read

Author: Brooks Landon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101614021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 4154

Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language. Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson—to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.
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First You Write a Sentence.

The Elements of Reading, Writing ... and Life.

Author: Joe Moran

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241978505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 9530

A style guide by stealth - how anyone can write well (and can enjoy good writing) 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction.' - Helen Davies, Sunday Times 'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' - Peter Hennessy Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. And a sentence might be as near as many of us will get to orchestrating beauty. Enter universally praised historian Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence. is his unpedantic explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. With examples from the Bible and Shakespeare to Orwell and Diana Athill, and with support from scientific studies of what most fires people's minds, he shows how we can all write in a way that is vivid, clear and engaging. With chapters from tools of the trade (from typewriters to texting and the impact this has on the craft); and writing and the senses (how to make the world visible and touchable); to how to find the ideal word, build a sentence, and construct a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence. informs by light example. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence.
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Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440674426

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 2992

In this gift-sized book, Julia Cameron shares beautiful prayers of empowerment followed by potent declarations and reflections on the nature of change and coping. They extend beyond affirmations to facilitate a powerful awakening of the potential of the human soul and to revitalize our abilities to transform our lives in the face of whatever the universe may put in our life's path.Transitions will help guide the soul and draw readers toward the source of their inner strength. Whether read in one sitting, or used over time, this is a book no thoughtful being will want to be without.
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The Elements of Style

Author: William Strunk

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 43

View: 5644

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Lessons in Clarity and Grace

Author: Joseph M. Williams,Joseph Bizup

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780134080413

Category: Business writing

Page: 256

View: 6104

For courses in English and Writing. Emphasizes the importance of style in writing for a global audience Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace asserts that style is a matter of making informed choices in the service of one's readers. While writers know best what they want to say, readers ultimately decide if they've said it well. This flagship text builds on that premise, with updates on subjects such as gender-neutral writing and writing for global audiences. It brings the authors' innovative approach to the needs of today's students, while maintaining that writing with style is a civic and ethical virtue. Also available with Pearson Writer Pearson Writer is a revolutionary digital tool for writers at all levels. Built for mobile devices, it streamlines the tedious and time-consuming aspects of writing, so that students can focus on developing their ideas. Pearson Writer makes it easy to stay organized, track tasks, and stay on top of writing projects. Students can set milestones prior to the due date, manage their sources, organize their notes visually in the Notebook, and even get automatic feedback on their prose. Pearson Writer is now available with Noteclipper, which allows students to save online sources quickly and easily. Features of Pearson Writer: Writing, Grammar, and Research Guide is a go-to resource any time students have a question or need help. Automatic Writing Review checks prose for possible spelling, grammar, and style errors, while offering grammar lessons and suggestions for revising and editing. Citation Generator keeps track of every source throughout students' research process and builds a bibliography in the background, taking care of those formatting details. Research Database and NoteClipper make searching for and managing source materials easier. Project Manager and Notebook help students stay on top of multiple projects and make organizing ideas and sources less cumbersome. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Pearson Writer does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Pearson Writer, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Pearson Writer, search for: 013415083X / 9780134150833 Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace Plus Pearson Writer -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 032197235X / 9780321972354 Pearson Writer -- Standalone Access Card 0134080416 / 9780134080413 Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace
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Writing Irresistible Kidlit

The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers

Author: Mary Kole

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599635767

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 1232

Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers! Writing for young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) audiences isn't just "kid's stuff" anymore--it's kidlit! The YA and MG book markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. In Writing Irresistible Kidlit, literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels for young adult and middle grade readers and teaches you how to: Recognize the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it impacts your writing. Tailor your manuscript's tone, length, and content to your readership. Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG fiction, in respect to characters, story ideas, plot structure and more. Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chords. Mary Kole's candid commentary and insightful observations, as well as a collection of book excerpts and personal insights from bestselling authors and editors who specialize in the children's book market, are invaluable tools for your kidlit career. If you want the skills, techniques, and know-how you need to craft memorable stories for teens and tweens, Writing Irresistible Kidlit can give them to you.
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The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need

600 Examples of Academic Language

Author: Luiz Otávio Barros

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539527756

Category: Academic language

Page: 82

View: 1366

The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need is a short, no-nonsense, reader-friendly bank of academic sentence templates. It was written for both graduate and undergraduate students who already know the basics of academic writing but may still struggle to express their ideas using the right words. The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need contains 600 sentence templates organized around the typical sections of an academic paper. Here are some examples: 1. Establishing a research territory: The last few years have seen an increased interest in ____. 2. Describing research gaps: To date, no study has looked specifically at ____. 3. Stating your aims: The aim of this study is to discuss the extent to which ____. 4. Describing the scope and organization of your paper: In chapter ____ , the concept of ____ is further explored. 5. General literature review: A number of scholars have attempted to identify ____. 6. Referencing: In his 1799 study, Smith argued that ____. 7. Sampling and data collection: Participants were randomly selected based on ____. 8. Data analysis and discussion: The data provide preliminary evidence that ____. The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need also contains 80 grammar and vocabulary tips for both native and non-native speakers. For example: 1. What's the difference between "effect" and "affect"? "Imply" and "infer"? "They're", "their" and "there"? 2. Is "irregardless" correct? 3. Do you say "the criteria was" or "the criteria were"? The Only Academic Phrasebook You'll Ever Need is NOT a comprehensive academic writing textbook. It will NOT teach you key academic skills such as choosing the right research question, writing clear paragraphs, dealing with counter arguments and so on. But it will help you find the best way to say what you want to say so you can ace that paper!
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Writing From Personal Experience

How To Turn Your Life Into Salable Prose

Author: Nancy Davidoff Kelton

Publisher: F & W Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781582973395

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

View: 2507

More than just a "how to" reference, this guide weaves an inspiring, engaging read with invaluable instruction for turning personal experiences into salable prose. It includes nuts-and-bolts writing instruction, creative exercises, information on the hows and whys of keeping a journal, and suggestions on networking, humor, acceptance and rejection.
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Light 'n Lively Reads for ESL, Adult, and Teen Readers

A Thematic Bibliography

Author: La Vergne Rosow

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563083655

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 343

View: 1617

Annotates materials in the arts, sports, parenting, science, and more, and covers preparing for the GED and the U.S. citizenship test
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English for Writing Research Papers

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319260944

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

View: 721

Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a study of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers' reports revealing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to: prepare and structure a manuscript increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read decide what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc) highlight your claims and contribution avoid plagiarism discuss the limitations of your research choose the correct tenses and style satisfy the requirements of editors and reviewers This new edition contains over 40% new material, including two new chapters, stimulating factoids, and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use. EAP teachers will find this book to be a great source of tips for training students, and for preparing both instructive and entertaining lessons. Other books in the series cover: presentations at international conferences; academic correspondence; English grammar, usage and style; interacting on campus, plus exercise books and a teacher's guide to the whole series. Please visit http://www.springer.com/series/13913 for a full list of titles in the series. Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.
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In Other Words: Phrases for Growth Mindset

A Teacher's Guide to Empowering Students through Effective Praise and Feedback

Author: Annie Brock,Heather Hundley

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612438148

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 758

Infuse the powerful vocabulary of growth mindset into your lesson plans, feedback and student guidance Choosing the Right Words From the authors of the bestselling The Growth Mindset Coach, this handy companion is a must-have if you want to empower students through purposeful praise and feedback. Here are the key strategies, helpful tips and go-to phrases for helping students transition thoughts, words and actions into the growth-mindset zone. Designed for ease of use and packed with over a hundred specific examples, this book offers a “say this, not that” approach to communication that will help you model and cultivate growth mindset in the classroom. For example: • Fixed Mindset You're so smart. You’re wrong. • Growth Mindset l like how you used different strategies to figure out these problems. That didn’t work out for you. How could you approach the problem differently?
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They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing    

Fourth Edition

Author: Cathy Birkenstein,Gerald Graff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393631672


Page: N.A

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This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.
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PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research in English

Author: Stephen Howe,Kristina Henriksson

Publisher: The Whole World Company

ISBN: 1903384052

Category: Reference

Page: 305

View: 7012

The PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research gives you a bank of over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English. Phrases are divided into around 30 main sections, such as Introducing a Study, Arguing For and Against, Reviewing other Work, Summarizing and Conclusions. Writing Help sections give advice on university and research writing, helping you to avoid many common errors in English. Main chapters include Style, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Numbers and Time. The 4th edition also includes a University and Research Thesaurus to help you improve your academic vocabulary, as well as a Glossary of University and Research Terminology. The PhraseBook is used in more than 30 countries in subjects ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology to Law, Business and Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, Psychology, Language and Education. Over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English Written by PhD authors Specially designed for non-native speakers Suitable for university and research writing from student to researcher and faculty level Includes most frequent words in academic English Exercises for individual and classroom use British and American English "This material, prepared by experienced editors, is certainly very useful" Photosynthetica Example phrases Introducing your work The study will begin by outlining... This study addresses a number of issues... The following section sets out... ...to examine the research problem in detail ...to shed light on a number of problem areas in current theory The paper presented here is based in part on an earlier study Arguing for and against This becomes clear when one examines... This lends weight to the argument that... Support for this interpretation comes from... While it may well be valid that..., this study argues the importance of... A serious drawback of this approach is... One of the prime failings of this theory or explanation is... Reviewing other work X takes little or no account of... There is little evidence to suggest that... The study offers only cursory examination of... X gives a detailed if not always tenable analysis of... The authors' claim that...is not well founded. X's explanation is not implausible, if not entirely satisfactory. Analysis and explanation If, for the sake of argument, we assume... One of the most obvious consequences of...is... Although it may well be true that..., it is important not to overlook... It is important to distinguish carefully between... The extent to which this reflects...is unclear. A more plausible explanation for or of...would... The reason for...is unknown, but...has been suggested by X as a possible factor. Summary and conclusions Concluding this section, we can say that... Chapter X draws together the main findings of the paper. A number of key issues have been addressed in this study. This study has highlighted a number of problem areas in existing theory. While the initial findings are promising, further research is necessary. The results of this study suggest a number of new avenues for research.
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