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Use signal words to help your reader understand the purpose of a quotation
you're introducing or to indicate your analysis of a reading.
Some examples include:
comments, describes, explains, notes, observes
infers, analyzes, asks, concludes, finds, suggests
argues, claims, contends, disagrees, holds, maintains
agrees, admits, concedes, concurs, grants, acknowledges
Think of transitions as connections or bridges between what you just wrote and what you'll next write. Besides the words listed here, you may use pronouns for nouns, repeated keywords, or keyword synonyms as connections.
To show time: afterward, as long as, as soon as, at last, at length, before, during, earlier, formerly, immediately, in the past, lately, later, meanwhile, now, presently, shortly, simultaneously, since, soon, subsequently, then, thereafter, until, when
To show place or direction: above, below, beyond, nearby, opposite, here, to the left, to the east
To show logical relationship, such as
firstname.lastname@example.org (Sheila Booth)