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Logical development of ideas


In writing which is coherent the ideas are expressed clearly and logically, and supported with reasons and examples. These factors make it easy for the reader to follow the argument and intentions of the writer.


In writing which is cohesive, the writing flows, and is linked together well at the:

  • sentence level
  • paragraph level
  • whole text level.

Some features of cohesive writing are:

  • a range of sentence structures
  • using punctuation correctly
  • well-constructed paragraphs
  • effective use of linking words
  • transitions between paragraphs and sections of the assignment.
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