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Transitions
by J. Schiferl
Phrases used to separate examples within a paragraph
Examples for: First, Second, Third (final), and in conclusion
 FIRST - phrases to replace the overused word:  "first"
  • One good example is
  • An interesting fact is
  • First of all
  • Initially
  • One piece of evidence that points to this is
  • It is important to note that
  • The first good piece of evidence is
  • One way to look at this is through
  • One example that proves this is
  • One example that suggests this is
  • There are several examples that show this and one of them is
  • First and foremost
  • A good first example of this is
  •  It is important to first note that
  • One notable example is
  • The first indication of this is
  • To begin with
  • When looking over the evidence, it is clear that the first…
  • One reason is
  • One way this is true is
  • In the beginning
  • On one hand, there is
  • A great example is
  • One example that stands out is
  • Probably the best example to begin (start) with is
  • The best place to start is with
  • This can first be seen when
  • For example
  • For instance
  • The first instance that comes to mind is when…
  • This can be clearly seen first of all when…
These are only some generic examples.  Transitions can be more specialized around your own topic as well.
 
Example:  You are writing a paper on the "NO HAT POLICY"
 You can "customize" your transitions like this:   A good first example of the hat policy in action was when….
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 SECOND - phrases to replace the overused word:  "second"
  •  Another good example is
  • Another interesting fact is
  • Second of all
  • Secondly
  • Furthermore
  • A great second example is
  • Another good piece of evidence is
  • Another way to look at this is through
  • Another example that proves this is
  • Another example that suggests this is
  • Another great example that helps support this is
  • Second and even more importantly
  • The second good example is
  • Yet another good reason (example) is
  • Yet another piece of evidence is
  • Another indication of this is
  • Still
  • Even so
  • In the same way
  • Next
  • The next example (idea, reason, piece of evidence)
  • On the other hand, there is
  • Even more compelling is
  • Another example that stands out is
  • Similarly
  • Likewise
  • Along with that, there is
  • Moreover
  • In addition
  • Adding to that
  • In addition to that
  • Still another great example is
  • Then again, another stronger example is
  • Of course
  • Also
  • In the same light
  • Even more interesting is
  • Adding to the first example is
  • Making an even stronger case is
  • An even better example of this is
  • Equally as interesting was
  • While the first example is good, an even better one is
  • To add even more fuel to the fire
  • To add another even more interesting fact
  • An additional fact is
  • Another strong indication was when
  • Another quote that supports this is
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 Third or Final - phrases to replace the overused words: "third" and "finally"
  • A final example (fact, reason)
  • And finally
  • Lastly
  • Last of all
  • A final great example is
  • The final good piece of evidence is
  • The best way to look at this is through
  • The final example that proves this is
  • The last example that suggests this is
  • The last (final) example that helps support this is
  • Third and even more importantly
  • The third good example is
  • Yet the best piece of evidence is
  • The last (final) indication of this is
  • Most compelling is
  • Even so
  • The best and final reason is
  • On top of that
  • The last example (idea, reason, piece of evidence)
  • Best of all
  • The final example to note
  • The last example that stands out is
  • Most importantly
  • Accordingly
  • Along with the first two examples, there is
  • Moreover
  • In addition to the first two
  • Adding to those
  • In addition to those
  • Still another great example is
  • Then again, the strongest example is
  • Of course
  • But most conclusive is
  • In the same light
  • A perfect final reason (example, fact) is
  • Adding to the first two examples is
  • Making an even stronger case is
  • An even better example of this is
  • The last place this can be seen is when
  • While the first two examples are good, an even better one is
  • To add even more fuel to the fire
  • To add a final, even more interesting fact
  • A good way to really show this is true is
  • This is best seen in the part when
  • Yet the best quote that shows this is
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 IN CONCLUSION - the "CON" part of MEL-CON
Phrases to replace the overused words:  "in conclusion" or "all in all" at the end oif a paragraph
  •  So, it is clear to see that
  • Summing this whole thing up
  • Accordingly
  • In summary
  • Consequently
  • Thus
  • As a result
  • In short
  • Therefore
  • So
  • The evidence clearly points
  • All of this together means
  • Put it all together and
  • The best way to sum it up is
  • With all of this
  • The three examples,………., prove that……
  • And so therefore
  • For all of these reasons,……, one cam see that……
  • This all adds up to one conclusion
  • So, when studying all  of the reasons
  • With all of this in mind
  • Due to all of these reasons
  • Together
  • One can see that
  • The evidence is clear
  • No one can argue that
  • And so it is
  • Yes, it is evident that
  • Truly
  • To reemphasize
  • To repeat
  • Again
  • Indeed
  • Of course
  • There is no doubt that
  • There is no argument that
  • With all of these examples
  • In total
  • When looking at all of the possibilities
  • Clearly
  • Yes, it is true then
  • So, when looking at the facts, it is evident that
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