1 — Lesson 2B
Capturing the reader's interest is key in the introductory paragraph. Maintaining the interest happens in the body of the essay, and the most effective way to maintain reader interest and to ensure that the reader is able to follow the essay is to use transitions. Using transition words or phrases shows the reader the connection between paragraphs. There are three common ways to connect paragraphs:
When a word from one paragraph is repeated in the following paragraph, the reader is able to follow the essay more easily.
Topic: The Causes of Traffic Accidents
The word "weather" is a key word. Also, "not the only" is a transitional phrase that links one idea with another idea.