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Transitions. Getting from here to there to somewhere else. Revision Strategy Review. Revision Strategies – not just for rewriting! Incorporate these strategies as you write! Use Sentence Patterns Adds variety and complexity to your writing Details Adds depth and credibility to your writing

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transitions
Transitions

Getting from here to there to somewhere else.

revision strategy review
Revision Strategy Review
  • Revision Strategies – not just for rewriting!
  • Incorporate these strategies as you write!
  • Use Sentence Patterns
    • Adds variety and complexity to your writing
  • Details
    • Adds depth and credibility to your writing
  • Word Choice
    • Adds clarity and specificity to your writing
quick sentence pattern review
Quick Sentence Pattern Review
  • For this Revision Strategy, it is important to review a couple of sentence patterns.
  • Conjunctions: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So (FANBOYS)
    • SS, c SS I was angry I lost my Oscar pool, so I punched my neighbor in the esophagus.
  • Conjunctive Adverbs:
    • SS; ca, SS At 10 a.m., Paul was supposed to be taking his biology midterm; instead, he was flirting with the pretty waitress at the coffee house.
    • It’s also possible to use a Conjunctive Adverb as an Introduction:

Paul’s flirting was supremely subpar. However, he was relentless in his pursuit of the pretty girl.

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Transitions
  • Transitions work to connect ideas within your writing.
  • Types of Transitions
    • Similarity - similarly
    • Exception / Contrast - nevertheless
    • Time - earlier
    • Example – specifically
    • Emphasis – in fact
    • Cause and Effect - consequently
    • Additional Support or Evidence - moreover
  • For each Type, come up with another transition word/phrase
general
General
  • Highlight 4 citations
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General
  • Highlight 4 citations
  • What is your main idea? Write it above your title.
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General
  • Highlight 4 citations
  • What is your main idea? Write it above your title.
  • What sentence(s) in your introduction best reveal that main idea? Underline it.
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General
  • Highlight 4 citations
  • What is your main idea? Write it above your title.
  • What sentence(s) in your introduction best reveal that main idea? Underline it.
  • Where did you include your counter-argument? Underline and label it.
rs 1 sentence patterns highlight your use of each of these in a different color
RS #1 – Sentence patterns: Highlight your use of each of these in a different color
  • Simple sentences (these can be used for effect)
    • I like pizza.
  • Compound sentence with a comma and conjunction (FANBOYS)
    • I like pizza, but I don’t like calzones.
  • Compound sentence with a semicolon.
    • I like pizza; my mom likes chicken.
  • Compound sentence with a colon
    • I like pizza: the combination of cheese and sauce is delightful.
  • Compound sentence with a conjunctive adverb
    • I like pizza; however, I don’t like calzones.
  • Sentence with an introductory group of words
    • Because it is so delicious, pizza is my favorite food.
  • Sentence with an interrupting cow
    • Pizza, the best food in the word, makes me happy.
rs 1 sentence patterns
RS #1 – Sentence patterns
  • You have to use each one at least 1 time!
    • Simple sentences
    • Compound sentences with a comma/conj., semi-colon, conj. Adverb
    • Intro group of words
    • Interrupting cow
subject verb agreement
Subject-verb agreement
  • Choose 3 of your labeled sentence patterns and find the subject(s) and verb(s) in each.
rs 3 word choice
RS #3- Word Choice
  • Find weak verbs – like helping verbs AND find 5 GOOD verbs
    • I was a crybaby when I was little.
    • When I was little, I cried all the time.
helping verbs
Helping verbs
  • couldwould
  • havehadhas
  • willcanshall

iswaswere

dodoesdid

should

maymightmust 

bebeingbeenamare

crazy indefinites
Crazy Indefinites
  • All, any, most, none, some, enough, and half can be singular or plural, depending on the phrase that follows.
    • Most of the story takes place in England. (singular)
    • Most of the characters are orange. (plural)
rs 4 transition use
Rs #4 – Transition use
  • Highlight your use of any of the following transitions (and label as TRANSITIONS).
    • If you lack transitions WITHIN your paragraph, you need to find appropriate places to insert them in order to show relationships between your ideas.
banned
Banned
  • You are forbidden from using the following transitions!
    • In conclusion
    • First… second… third…
  • While these are useful in elementary writing and speeches, more sophisticated writing requires more sophisticated transitions.
practice
Practice
  • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas?

Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis

Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence

  • Many have taken issue with what they see on TV.
  • The Federal Communications Commission ought to consider more carefully regulating what types of violence they allow on the air.
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Practice
  • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas?

Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis

Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence

  • I love eating cheap pizza while watching the Oscars.
  • Celebrities prefer dressing in expensive gowns and giving each other awards.
practice2
Practice
  • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas?

Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis

Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence

  • He slept through class again.
  • He didn’t even wake when the bell rang.
practice3
Practice
  • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas?

Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis

Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence

  • This weekend I Hustled Up the Hancock to raise money for lung cancer.
  • My legs feel like they want to fall off.
practice4
Practice
  • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas?

Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis

Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence

  • Peter, Paul and Mary love playing acoustic instruments.
  • They love sitting in circles and talking about their feelings.
practice5
Practice
  • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas?

Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis

Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence

  • Dogs are known as a man’s best friend.
  • Wego, the dog from the commercials, has been trained to bring a drink to its owner.
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Transitions
  • Transitions work to connect ideas within your writing.
  • Types of Transitions
    • Similarity - similarly
    • Exception / Contrast - nevertheless
    • Time - earlier
    • Example – specifically
    • Emphasis – in fact
    • Cause and Effect - consequently
    • Additional Support or Evidence - moreover
  • For each Type, come up with another transition word/phrase