The Writing Centre is a free service for students who want to improve their writing skills. Whether you are writing academic, business or personal documents, we can help you articulate ideas and structure your writing plan
Transition words and phrases show the connection between two similar or different ideas and help to create flow. This guide from the Dalhousie Writing Centre discusses different kinds of transition phrase and the circumstances in which they are used.
Parentheticals (also known as “interrupters”) are words or phrases that expand on something in a sentence or supply additional, non-essential information. This handout discusses how to use punctuation such as commas, parentheses and dashes to set off parenthetical material from the rest of a sentence.