Example: “Zoologists have long sought to understand how animals communicate with each other.
To that end, a new study has been launched that looks at elephant sounds and their possible meanings.” Students often make the mistake of using synonyms of “and” each time they want to add further information in support of a point they’re making, or to build an argument. Usage: Employ “moreover” at the start of a sentence to add extra information in support of a point you’re making.
Follow each transition word or phrase with a comma: Causal transitions—also called cause-and-effect transitions—show how certain circumstances or events were caused by other factors, says Academic Help.
A transition is a change from one idea to another idea in writing or speaking and can be achieved using transition terms or phrases.
Put another way, additive transitions signal to the reader that you are adding to an idea and/or your ideas are similar, says Quizlet, an online teacher and student learning community.
Some examples of additive transition words and phrases were compiled by Michigan State University writing lab.
These terms and phrases distinguish facts, arguments, and other information, whether by contrasting and showing differences; by conceding points or making counterarguments; by dismissing the importance of a fact or argument; or replacing and suggesting alternatives.
These terms and phrases signal the reasons, conditions, purposes, circumstances, and cause-and-effect relationships.
To be truly brilliant, an essay needs to utilise the right language.
You could make a great point, but if it’s not intelligently articulated, you almost needn’t have bothered.