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Cohesion: linking words and phrases. 1.33 Cohesion: linking words and phrases You can use words or short phrases which help to guide your reader through your writing, and to link sentences, paragraphs and sections both forwards and backwards.

Cohesion: linking words and phrases

Good use will make what you have written easy to follow; bad use might mean your style is disjointed, probably with too many short sentences, and consequently difficult to follow. Your mark could be affected either way. The best way to "get a feel" for these words is through your reading. Most textbooks and articles are well-written and will probably include a lot of these cohesive devices. Don't forget "AND"! There follows a list of words and phrases that can be used. Here are just a few examples of some of the words in action: Desktop computers are cheaper and more reliable than laptops; furthermore, they are more flexible. Prices fell by more than 20% last year. On the whole, his speech was well received, despite some complaints from new members. Online Proofreader: Pre-grade your paper.

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The Writing for Assignments E-library Project

The Writing for Assignments E-Library project is a resource to help people learn about writing at university. It includes examples of student essays and other university assignments from a number of subject areas comments from lecturers about why the writing is good - or how it could be improved How to use it Use the search boxes on the right to find examples of student writing by subject, level or keyword. The speech bubbles are different colours to indicate the different types of comment. What’s in it for me? Learning by example is known to be effective. Tell us what you think! We welcome feedback and comments about how to improve the resource. Writing for University. Guide to undergraduate dissertations. Writing Tutorials.

Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) Academic Writing:Introduction. Just as there are differences in the way we use language for speech and for writing, there are also differences in the way we write for different situations; for example, compare the following written texts: Dear Mark, My accountant friend thinks that phone company shares are a good buy at the moment so I think I'll move some money into them...

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Some financial advisors recommend purchasing communication industry shares. Obviously, the second way of phrasing the idea is much more appropriate for your university assignment. Academic Writing Practice - Links. To view each resource click on the links below: Academic writing The links in this section take you to websites providing step by step guidance and/or practice material for different aspects of academic writing.

Academic Writing Practice - Links

University of Southampton Academic Skills A useful set of academic skills resources. HKPU: Writing Teacher-produced materials to help with report writing. Available from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University website. Palgrave-Macmillan: Skills4study- essay writing This site provides useful notes guiding you through the different stages of writing an essay. Language and Learning Online A comprehensive set of resources for academic writing. Paraphrase: write it in your own words Practice exercises in paraphrasing with sample answers provided by Purdue University. UniLearning: Academic writing Useful step-by-step guidance on academic writing with practice activities provided by the University of Wollongong. Harvard Style of Referencing How to use the Harvard referencing system.