Transitional words are used to show how ideas are connected. Transitions take your reader from one thought to another. More importantly, if you don't make connections between your ideas, the reader will probably insert their own thoughtsnot always a good idea. In persuasive writing, it's important that you lead the reader in the direction you want them to godon't allow them to make their own connections.
Here's a list of commonly used transitional words and phrases:
Transitional words are very useful in persuasive writing because they help you show both sides of the arguments.
Let's say that you've just finished reading about the Iditarod and want to use that race as a basis for your persuasive writing. In particular, you plan to focus on how some people think that the animals are treated cruelly.
One of the first things you need to do is show both sides of the argument.
Animal rights groups say the Iditarod race is cruel to dogs and should be discontinued. Mushers, on the other hand, say their dogs are treated better than most animals and are bred to race.
In this example, on the other hand, is the transitional phrase.
Select the most appropriate transition word or phrase for each sentence.