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Effective Writing
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Words which signal changes and movements in the text to the reader.

Connective words include both Conjunctions & Transition Signals. These words signal the logical relationships between ideas in a text so that the reader can easily understand the relationship between the parts of a text.

The effectiveness of a text is increased if the logical relationships that exist

between clauses within a sentence,

between sentences, and

between paragraphs

are highlighted through the use of conjunction words and transition signals.

Both conjunctions and transition signals serve the same function, however they do so in different situations. Conjunctions are words that are used within sentences to join clauses or parts of a sentence together while transition signals are used to join sentences, idea groups and paragraphs together.

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