Terri discusses the ACT English test, transitions, and sentences in episode #193 of the Prepped and Polished Podcast. We go over rhetorical question-transitions skills involving sentences on the ACT English test.

The ACT English test has two question types, usage and mechanics and rhetorical skills questions. Usage and mechanics cover punctuation, grammar, word usage and sentence structure. While rhetorical skills test style, organization, and strategy.

Most of my students dread rhetorical skills questions because they find them extremely challenging and time-consuming.  Once you know the transition words it makes it much easier to select the right answer choice.

So there are three types of transition words, you know, three categories:

  1. Continuers
  2. Contradictors
  3. Cause-and-effect

The common continuers are and, also, furthermore, moreover, for instance, or for example, indeed, similarly, then, next.

Common contradictors are but, yet, however, although, nevertheless, instead, in contrast, even so, despite, still, meanwhile.

And cause-and-effect words are accordingly, as such, since, consequently, therefore, thus, so, as a result, because.

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