Transitions: accordingly, after all, as, because of this, by this means, consequently, for this reason, hence, in many cases, in this way, knowing this, naturally, of course, then, therefore, thus, to be sure, to this end, with this object, with this end, with this in mind
Example: According to the GRS (2003), roughly 3 million Americans suffer from migraines. Considering this figure, physicians should pursue alternative approaches to relieving the symptoms associated with migraines (e.g., acupuncture, massage).
Explanation: Here, we placed the writer's assertion in the context of how many Americans suffer from migraines. The transition, "considering this figure," emphasizes the importance of addressing this issue by highlighting just how many Americans (3 million!) are affected.
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)