Transitions can be used in diverse circumstances. A transition can be a word, a phrase or even an entire paragraph. The function of a transition is the same in each case: it summarizes the content of the preceding paragraph or section and it helps the reader anticipate what’s to come in the next paragraph. However, the major function is not just to embellish one’s writing by making it read or sound better; these are words which serve the function of presenting the ideas in such a way that help the readers react in particular ways to the ideas presented. They play a very important part in helping the readers see the logical sequence of the idea.
Repetition of Key Words and Phrases The ability to connect ideas by means of repetition of key words and phrases sometimes meets a natural resistance based on the fear of being repetitive. We've been trained to loathe redundancy. Now we must learn that catching a word or phrase that's important to a reader's comprehension of a piece and replaying that word or phrase creates a musical motif in that reader's head. Unless it is overworked and obtrusive, repetition lends itself to a sense of coherence (or at least to the illusion of coherence). Remember Lincoln's advice:
A process essay is, essentially, a how-to essay. In it, you will tell your reader how to do something or how something is done, such as how something is manufactured in a factory or how to create a specific dish. A good process essay will lead your reader through the task step-by-step without moving too slowly or too quickly, as your reader may be new to the task. Though detail is important, if you include too many steps, your reader may become bored before the essay is over, so it's imperative to only include the essential information. To make your process essay effective, usable, and easy to navigate, start with Step 1 below.