Editorial Help Desk

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MCPS Style

Word of the Month

Bespoke. Adjective
Made for a particular user or customer.
Example: He made an appointment with a carpenter to design and build a bespoke chair for his new office.

 

Tip of the Month

Transitional Words and Phrases

These are tools to guide your reader’s thoughts smoothly from one issue to the next. They are very effective to introduce, to explain, to compare and contrast, to emphasize, to generalize, and to add—a bridge to transition from one topic or thought to the next.

To introduce

To explain

To compare and contrast

To emphasize

To generalize

To add or conclude

In short

In this case

On the other hand

Especially

Generally

In addition

For example

To illustrate

Conversely

Particularly

Normally

Also

Namely

In this case

Nevertheless

Above all

Overall

Including

That is to say

For instance

However

To a great extent

Broadly speaking

Therefore

In other words

In essence

Although

Notably

Usually

In summary

 

 

likewise

 

All in all

finally


 

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