Transitions: as an illustration, after all, even, for example, for instance, in fact, in short, in particular, indeed, in another case, in other words, in this case, in this situation, it is true, more specifically, namely, of course, on this occasion, specifically, take the case of, that is, thus, to demonstrate, to illustrate, to summarize, truly
Example: Morrison (1982) suggested that physical bonds of friendship cement her female character's coming of age. For example, the author describes her two adolescent girls as growing more independent through together creating a single being with one throat and two eyes (Morrison, 1982).
Explanation: Here, the author is asserting a claim (the physical bonds of friendship support Morrison's characters' coming of age) and then providing an example to add support and legitimacy to her claim.
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)