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OASIS Writing Skills


This guide includes instructional pages on writing paragraphs.


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.