Coherence. To stick together. Making ideas flow smoothly and clearly. And making the reader understand. . Blue Bubbles. What Is Coherence?. means "to stick together." All the ideas in a paragraph flow smoothly from one sentence to the next sentence.
Thesis statement is first priority. Without a working thesis statement, you are lost.
Check your outline first, does it fit your topic? Is it organized? Is it logical?
If not, re-read the topic and revise the outline.
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Coherence itself is the product of two factors
to achieve cohesion, the link of one sentence to the next,
consider following techniques
Repeat key words and phrases.
The problem with contemporary art is that is not easily understood by most people. Contemporary art is deliberately abstract, and that means it leaves viewers wondering what they are looking at.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. (Abraham Lincoln)
If direct repetition is too obvious,
use a synonym of the word you wish to repeat.
He appeared so thankful to all the staff, thankful to all of
the parents, and especially thankful to his students.
He appeared so thankful to all the staff, grateful to all of
the parents, and especially appreciative towards his
While the commuters were driving home, they saw the highway buckle. Immediately they began pulling over to stop. Within moments they realized an earthquake had struck their city, San Francisco.
When scientific experiments do not work out as expected, they are often considered failures until some other scientist tries them again. Those that work out better the second time around are the ones that promise the most rewards.
I acquired my considerable fortune by investing carefully, hard work and marrying a rich woman.
I acquired my considerable fortune by investing carefully, working hard and marrying a rich woman.
Example 2 : Repetition+ Parallelism
… ask not what your country can do for you,
ask what you can do for your country.(John F. Kennedy)
My morning routine never changes. My alarm clock rings for the third time. I get up. I sleepwalk to the shower. I stand in the shower for ten minutes. I am finally awake. I get dressed. I got to the kitchen, make a cup of tea and put a slice of bread in the toaster. I eat breakfast and feed my cat. I put her outside. I am ready to face the world. I get on the bus and go to school. My first class begins, I go back to sleep.
My morning routine never changes. When my alarm clock rings for the third time, I get up and sleepwalk to the shower. I stand in the shower for ten minutes until I am finally awake. Then I get dressed. Next, I got to the kitchen, make a cup of tea and put a slice of bread in the toaster. After I eat breakfast and feed my cat, I put her outside. Finally, I am ready to face the world, so I get on the bus and go to school. As soon as my first class begins, I go back to sleep
Coherence itself is the product of two factors:
a second-class paragraph.
are all telling the reader about ONE main idea.
This is an essay
Introduction + Thesis Statement
One main idea
The anther idea
Sum up your ideas
San Francisco is one of the perfect places to spend a vacation. First of all, it is a beautiful city. From the top of its hills, the views of the sparkling blue water of San Francisco Bay and the green hills beyond are spectacular. Second, San Francisco has many excellent restaurants. With hundreds of restaurants serving delicious food from every part of the world, the city is truly a food-lover’s paradise. San Francisco is also fun. Riding a cable car down one of the city’s steep hills, eating a seafood cocktail at Fisherman’s Wharf, window-shopping in Cinatown, or walking across the famous Golden Gate Bridge are just a few of the activities on every visitor’s “must-do” list.
Making ideas flow smoothly and clearly.
And making the reader understand.
Sentence Cohesion + Paragraph Unity