It’s very helpful for readers to know the connections between sentences. Sometimes, the writers assume that putting two pieces of information side by side is enough to show their connection, but readers need to know how that information is connected. Transitions like however, on the other hand, in addition, etc. provide those links.
There are two important things to remember about transitions.
Also, Furthermore, In addition, In fact, Indeed, Moreover
Furthermore, Holden’s heroic nature appears in his relationships with Jane and Phoebe.
|To Give an Example||
After all, As an illustration, For examples, For instance, Specifically, Consider
After all, Holden loves his sister, and his greatest desire is to keep her free from the harm he associates with adult life.
By extension, In short, That is, In other words, Ultimately
By extension, Holden transfers his protective attitude from his children to all children
In the same way Holden preserves his memories of Jane in the same way.
Although, By contrast, Conversely, Despite, Even though, However, In contrast, Nevertheless, On the other hand, Regardless, Whereas, While
Despite his many flaws, Holden can still be considered a hero.
|To Show Cause and Effect||
As a result, Consequently, Hence, Since, Therefore,
Thus Holden decides that the people around him are phonies; consequently, he runs away to New York.
Granted, Holden can be very annoying.
As a result, Consequently, Hence, In conclusion, In short, In sum, Therefore, Thus
Holden’s story resonates with many young people who read this book; therefore, The Catcher in the Rye should continue to be taught for many years to come.