Creating Coherent Paragraphs: Topic Sentences, Echo Words, Transitions

Below is a video on how to write coherent, easy-to-read paragraphs.

The video covers the three most important concepts that make for coherence:

  • Writing a strong topic sentence that establishes the subject of the paragraph
  • Using "echo words" -- i.e., consistent terms for the concepts throughout
  • Applying transitions to link sentences logically

Make sure you select 720p HD on the video (bottom right corner) for best resolution and so scientific illustrations and figures are clear.

You can also find this video, and others related to scientific communication, at the CLIMB youtube channel: