Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.
Develop drafts into a focused, structured, and coherent piece of writing by:
(i) organizing with purposeful structure, including an introduction, transitions, coherence within and across paragraphs, and a conclusion
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.