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DONE Unit 25: Transition Words and Phrases Part 2

Remember when we said we’d come back to transition words and phrases?

Now, its time to use your knowledge about transitions words/phrases and the categories they belong in to answer questions on the digital SAT.

Strategy:

  1. Read the sentence or idea before the transition term. Think about what was said and come up with your own summary in a few words.  
  2. Read the sentence or idea after the transition term and summarize it in your own words.
  3. Evaluate the relationship between the two summaries. Are they contrasting ideas? Did the first idea cause the second idea to happen? Choose the answer choice that reflects this relationship.

As a refresher, the table below categorizes transition words/phrases into common groups.

Knowing these groups can help you in process of elimination. If two or three words from the same group are answer choices, almost always they’re wrong, so you should initially cross them out, and see if the other one or two answer choices work.

Contrasting Words/Phrases
However
Although
On the other hand
Alternatively
Instead
Nevertheless
Regardless
Besides
By contrast
In any case
Despite this
Yet
At any rate
Though
Conversely

Analogous Words/Phrases
Similarly
Like this
By the same token

Summary Words/Phrases
In summary
In other words
In conclusion
In short

Example Words/Phrases
For example
For instance
Particularly
Specifically

Additive Words/Phrases
In addition
Moreover
In fact
Furthermore
Indeed
Finally
To this end / To these ends

Temporally (Time) Related Words / Phrases
Next
Then
Later
Subsequently
Meanwhile

Causation Words / Phrases
Consequently
Accordingly
Thus
As a result
Hence
Therefore