STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CLUB #07: SECRETS OF BETTER ACADEMIC WRITING: How to Start a Sentence Using Addition Transitions

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CLUB #07: SECRETS OF BETTER ACADEMIC WRITING: How to Start a Sentence Using Addition Transitions

A sentence can be started by a number of ways.  A good writer or speaker uses correct and appropriate sentence openers in order to deliver the message to the reader or listener effectively and professionally.
The following is one of the ways you can start a sentence as you write or speak:

You can start a sentence by introducing addition transitions:
Some of these transitions are:
Also, …………….
Apart from + Noun Phrase
Furthermore, …..
In addition to + Noun Phrase
Moreover, ……………

Also the school has a good library for students.
Apart from having a good school library, the school has good laboratories for science subjects.
Furthermore the school has enough classrooms to accommodate enough number of students.
In addition, the school has a considerable number of teachers to help the better academic performance.
Moreover, the school is planning to build one computer room for students to study Computer Science and IT.

For More Practices Use Out-Come Oriented Teaching Resources
Why we should use the following resources? It's because they are found in our students' life and when they are used, they produce tremendous learning outcomes to them. These resources are:
Radio broadcasts
TV broadcasts
Audio or visual music
Audio or visual speeches
Audio or visual movies
By using one, or some of the above teaching resources, give the students the following tasks:

Task 1: Listening
Play an audio and let students identify what they have learnt.

Task 2: Speaking
Put students in pairs and guide them to practice orally what they have learnt. Make sure you give them clear instructions before they take over.

Task 3: Reading
Give students the text to read and ask them to identify sentences with the sentence patterns learnt.

Task 4: Writing
Give students writing task. Give them clear instructions on what to write about while making sure they write properly what you have taught them.

Note: To understand well if the selected materials contains the required information and target skills and whether they relevant culturally and contextually, the has to go throygh the materials by checking them. For example, if it is a part of the speech, the teacher has to listen to it until he/she is satisfied that the content is relevant and appropriate to the students.

Coordinators are necessary in connecting the ideas, statements, and actions of the same status, that is, the sentences in which the parts involved have equal regards. Thus, in the matters of such quality, students have to understand how to express themselves.

In order to help students become masters of these Secrets of Better Academic Writing, they should be more engaged by giving them more speaking and writing tasks or activities in which they will use these addition transitions to construct various sentences, paragraphs, and the whole composition.

Also check out how to study and teach:
Form I English Language Topics, at Form I Syllabus Topics
Form II English Language Topics, at Form II SyllabusTopics
Form III English Language Topics, at Form III SyllabusTopics
Form IV English Language Topics, at Form IV SyllabusTopics  

For more on Literature Topics, check out Literature in English Blog
For how to be professional keeper of your Diary in both Kiswahili and English, check out ShajaraYangu Blog.

For Form IV NECTA Examination Sections, check out ElaboratedCSEE NECTA Examination Sections

Emmanuel Kachele

Emmanuel Kachele is a founder and Blogger of KACHELE ONLINE Blog, an educational blog where 'O' Level English - 'OLE', 'A' Level English (ALE) and other related teaching and life skills are shared extensively. This is an online center for all Tanzanian Secondary School English Language students and teachers (Forms I-VI) and all interested English Language learners and teachers worldwide.


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  1. Thank you very much Peter Willson! It’s always my pleasure to give what we can commonly share.
    Your comments are highly valued and always have an outstanding impact on me.
    You are always welcome!

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