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Coherence: Learning Resources

purdue owl logoPurdue's web page on coherence covers several techniques for creating paragraph coherence, including how to use transitional expressions, how to use pronouns and repetition effectively.

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Grammar Guide LogoThis page focuses on transitions.  Useful explanations and examples of transitions connecting sentences. The site also offers good exercises.

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UNC LogoFrom the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Writing Center. A great explanation of the function and importance of transitions, how transitions work, and the types of transitions and transitional expressions.  No exercises.

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An interesting option for learning how to create paragraph coherence through key words and echo words.  This site uses tables to illustrate the way repetition creates coherence in paragraphs.  Useful instruction for visual learners.

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BSU LogoFrom Word Works, Learning Through Writing at Boise State.  This page presents a great overview of how coherence is really achieved in writing.  The author discusses the "known to new" character of good writing and presents several strong examples.

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