Transitions: additionally, again, also, and, and then, as well, besides, equally important, finally, first (second, third, etc.), further, furthermore, in addition, incidentally, in the first place, lastly, moreover, more important, next, still, then, too, what is more
Example: Mason (2007) highlighted the three mechanisms that are always operable within the air compressor. Additionally, she noted the two mechanical elements that only work when the air compressor reaches full power (Mason, 2007).
Explanation: Here, the transition "additionally" highlights additional information the author has included in the essay (the two other mechanical elements that can be used).
Transitions Video Playlist
Note that these videos were created while APA 6 was the style guide edition in use. There may be some examples of writing that have not been updated to APA 7 guidelines.
- Academic Paragraphs: Introduction to Paragraphs and the MEAL Plan (video transcript)
- Academic Paragraphs: Types of Transitions Part 1: Transitions Between Paragraphs (video transcript)
- Academic Paragraphs: Types of Transitions Part 2: Transitions Within Paragraphs (video transcript)
- Academic Paragraphs: Appropriate Use of Explicit Transitions (video transcript)
- Engaging Writing: Incorporating Transitions (video transcript)
- Engaging Writing: Examples of Incorporating Transitions (video transcript)