The words and phrases below are mostly used in persuasive (argumentative) essays where you need to convince the readers of your opinion in a confident manner.
But in fact, they’re useful in almost any type of writing (such as expository essays) simply to keep the structure intact.
There are around 200 of them in the English language.
Your regular essay will comprise five paragraphs – an introduction, three paragraphs to present your points, and a conclusion.
Persuasive essays are those in which you must convince a reader that your position on an issue is the correct one.
Advanced Creative Writing - Transition Words And Phrases For Essays
Thus, you may want to convince an audience that animal testing is immoral or that genetically modified foods are harmful.
You can also think of a transition as a sort of bridge between ideas or between paragraphs.
Rather than leap from one idea to the next, a transitional word or phrase will offer connection and flow.
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.