Logical flow between paragraphs
Sentences or phrases at the beginning or end of paragraphs act as TRANSITIONS
to connect one paragraph to the next. Often the final sentence of a paragraph
will create a link or transition into the next paragraph.
The creation of links between paragraphs means that the flow of information
across the whole text is smoother.
Look at the example below:
the issue discussed in the paragraph
Transition statement leading into next paragraph
Repetition of key words in this paragraph
continues the transition between paragraphs.
|What is required is an inclusive agenda
for public discussion upon technological futures, and open debates
about the costs, and benefits of technological change. If the public
is to be interested in such issues then the concept of public interest
requires more than lip service. The slippery
redefinition of the public interest which states that what is good
for the market is good for us all could prove, in the long run, to
mark the end of Australia as a democratic
A democracy needs to be informed,
and to have a right to information. It also requires extensive public
debate and widespread participation in decision-making. These are
policies that should overarch narrow definitions of politics.......
Look at another example
The company completely upgraded their computer systems...
(This paragraph goes on to detail these changes) ...
As a consequence of this upgrading, the efficiency...
(This paragraph goes on to detail these consequences)...
As you can see from both of these examples, drawing out the
common themes of the information being presented or highlighting the logical
sequence of the information helps to create a logical flow of information
across the whole text
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