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English: skills for learning
English: skills for learning

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8 Summary

This week you have learned how to write a cohesive essay that readers will find easy to follow.

These are the key learning points:

  • All parts of an essay can be connected so that they work together to answer the question.
  • Paragraphs and sentences can be linked by using familiar information to introduce new information.
  • Paragraphs and sentences can be connected by using linking words.
  • Linking words can help the writer to add information, give examples, express cause–effect and compare–contrast relationships.
  • A range of linking phrases can be used to refer to information contained in images and diagrams.

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