• Unit 4: Transitions and Summarization

    Whether your goal in a particular piece of writing is to persuade, inform, or entertain your readers, you need to help readers understand how your arguments, evidence, and conclusions fit together. This unit will help you do so by teaching you about transitions. Transitions are words and expressions that signal logical relationships between ideas in a text. When a writer uses transitions effectively, they guide the reader through the text, and the reader understands how each piece of information relates to other information they have read. This unit will focus on transitions, as well as summarization, to organize your writing and orient your readers. You will also learn about plagiarism and how to avoid plagiarism in your writing. Grammar practice in this unit will focus on the use of quotations marks and apostrophes.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 13 hours.

    • 4.1: Transitions

        • 4.1.1: Writing Transitions

        • 4.1.2: Transitional Devices

      • 4.2: Summarization

          • 4.2.1: Summarization Basics

          • 4.2.2: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing

        • 4.3: Avoiding Plagiarism

            • 4.3.1: Understanding Plagiarism

            • 4.3.2: Citation Styles

          • 4.4: Grammar Practice

          • 4.5: Active Reading Practice

          • Unit 4 Assessment