Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Author Topic: Good Writers Wanted. Whose good at transitions  (Read 252 times)

gameswizard

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
    • View Profile
    • Email
Good Writers Wanted. Whose good at transitions
« on: January 07, 2006, 11:54:52 PM »
I am almost done with my cultural diversity and overcome essay, but I am having trouble with a transition between 2 abstract subjects.  If your brain can draw connections between odd things could I use it to help me. Just need 1-2 good sentences
won't take long.   Thanks so much.  ANybody?

magnumalv

  • Guest
Re: Good Writers Wanted. Whose good at transitions
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2006, 03:41:38 PM »
did you want me to look at this again? if so, PM it over.

gameswizard

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Good Writers Wanted. Whose good at transitions
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2006, 09:08:43 PM »
Any body else? 

Burhop

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 174
  • Editor girl @ Northwestern University
    • View Profile
    • I Edit Stuff.
Re: Good Writers Wanted. Whose good at transitions
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2006, 02:53:02 AM »
I am almost done with my cultural diversity and overcome essay, but I am having trouble with a transition between 2 abstract subjects.  If your brain can draw connections between odd things could I use it to help me. Just need 1-2 good sentences
won't take long.   Thanks so much.  ANybody?

Do you need a transition? Would it work to just put *** and jump into another subject? Not that this would be typical, but it could probably be done.

If that seems too risque, the best way to create a transition between two disparate subjects is to set the reader up for it from the get-go. In your introduction, you say something like: "There are two experiences that really exemplify..." Then in the following paragraphs, you say: "The first is..." "Finally, the second is..." as you introduce each topic. Simple, but it's easy for adcomms to follow the breadcrumbs that way.

...if this is completely out in left field, PM me and I'll take a look!

best,

Dani
Lit Journal Editor, Grants Administrator, Poet, Girl about town
www.northwestessay.com