Writing: 8 Types of Transition Words You Should be Using in your Essays

Writing a compelling essay can be a tricky task. The best essays are not just well-researched, but well-presented and convincing too! It takes practice and flair to write a cohesive piece of writing; something which often presents difficulties for both ESL students and native speakers alike.

Want to write a well-structured and logical essay? This is where transition words come in. Transition words connect ideas, and help your argument flow naturally – they’re basically the glue of your essay. Without them, your essay will feel clunky and disjointed.

There are lots of different types of transition words you can use in your writing. Today I’ve grouped them into 8 main types according to their different uses. This list is far from a complete list of all the transition words out there but it’s a good starting point.

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