Connecting Ideas In Your Essay:
Transitions and Repetition
(adapted from our textbook)
Considering the Needs of Your Readers: How do you help readers make
connections between the ideas and details in your essay?

1. TRANSITIONS (pgs. 370-371)
Where do you use transitions in your essay?  
Where may you help readers further by adding transitions?

- Placing details in a logical order is often not enough
- Use transitions to show how ideas and details relate to each other
- Transitions = connecting words and phrases

2. Repetition (pg. 370)
Where do you use repetition in your essay?
- repeating a word
- repeating an idea








2. Where do you use repetition to connect ideas?
Where may you help readers further by including repetition?
Practice Analysis
"A Lab Right Out of a Horror
Movie" (pgs. 427-428)
"Feeding Time" (pg. 433)
"Youth Isn't Everything" (pg. 435)
"Wait Divisions" (pgs. 445-447)
"Learning to Learn" (pgs. 374-375)