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OASIS Writing Skills


This guide includes instructional pages on writing paragraphs.


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.