They also let us do so in a way that’s almost imperceptible to the reader.
Let’s take this quote as an example: In this quote, we see the speaker uses the transition word “but” to shift from the difficulty related to life transitions to the positives that can come from them.
That flow and fluency allows your reader to seamlessly identify and connect to your ideas.
However, when transitions are overused or misused, they can be counter-productive.
But their overuse, or misuse, can lead to a clunky, redundant mess of transitional madness.
So today, let’s tackle what you need to know about using transition words for essays.
A transition is a “passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another.” At least that’s what Merriam-Webster’s dictionary says.
But that thing’s only been around for like 184 years or so, so I’d like to amend it a bit.
If your essay feels redundant upon second reading because you’ve used similar transition words repeatedly, use these categories to find some good replacements.
If it still doesn’t feel right, I suggest you send your essay to the editing team at Kibin.