Once you have a good grasp of what you are writing, the next step is to link the different ideas together as you write. Many of the points mentioned in How to Develop A Thesis and How to Develop Topic Sentences are going to come into play during this part of the writing process. For the sake of this explanation, let us use the typical essay outline:
- Intro-Thesis (XYZ)
- Body Paragraph 1 (X)
- Body Paragraph 2 (Y)
- Body Paragraph 3 (Z)
In order to ensure that all of the wording is connected, it is necessary to focus on individual paragraphs. Here are a few tips to link ideas together on a sentence by sentence level:
- Use complex sentences (and, but, or, ; ⎼ )
- Use transitional words (since, so, however, furthermore, similarly, thus)
- Use transitional phrases (In contrast, For example, On one hand, On the other hand, In this case, For instance, etc.)
- Use synonyms - For example, if the verb of your thesis is explores, come up with a few synonyms to use throughout the paper such as analyzes, examines, evaluates, considers. This simple tool will help keep your reader engaged AND focused.
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