A paragraph is coherent if its sentences logically and smoothly flow together. There are three ways a writer can improve the coherence of a paragraph:
-First, you can repeat key words to link ideas from one sentence to another.
-Second, you can use pronouns to refer to important nouns in previous sentences.
-Finally, you can use transitions that indicate the relationships between the ideas in your sentences.
It is important for you to indicate a progression of ideas in a piece of writing and these strategies will help make that progression to your audience more clear.
Here is a list of transitional words and phrases:
again, also, and, besides, finally, first,second, furthermore, in addition, moreover
afterward, at the same time, earlier, eventually, in the mean time, subsequently, since
also, in the same way, likewise, similarly
although, conversely, despite, however, on the contrary, still, whereas, yet
for example, for instance, in fact, specifically, thus
Conclusions or Summaries
as a result, in short, therefore, thus
Cause or Effect
consequently, since, so, then, therefore, because