LOOK HOW CONNECTORS ARE USED APTLY IN OET WRITING.
Role of Connectors, connectives or conjunctions in OET Writing plays a vital role. Connectors are an essential tool in OET Writing. They are used to convert sentences from simple to compound and complex to elicit a better meaning. The primary purpose of connectors is to join information together within a sentence. It links ideas from one sentence to the next. The use of apt connectors ensures clarity of meaning for readers to understand. Connectors are essential to professional writing and will have a dramatic impact on your writing score in OET.
WHERE TO USE CONNECTORS?
Connectors are used at the beginning, middle, and occasionally at the end of a sentence.
TYPES OF CONNECTORS ARE:
TIPS TO USE CONNECTORS IN OET WRITING
- Connectors lead a crucial role in the OET writing subtest
- You shall learn to use them judiciously.
- It helps to join simple sentences using connectors to provide more information about the patient.
- Your sentences should be short and crispy.
- When you use connectors, the information becomes much clear for the readers.
- If your sentence is short and crisp and provides a clear cut picture, you may avoid using connectors.
- Better to avoid Simple connectors at the beginning
- Use a comma after ‘in addition”, ‘therefore’, ‘consequently’, ‘as a result, instead of using ‘in addition to that; we can also use ‘in addition; both makes the same sense.
- It would be best if you did not use connectors repeatedly.
LIST OF SENTENCE CONNECTORS IN OET WRITING AS PER THE SITUATIONS:
SIMILARITY: similarly, correspondingly, by the same token, in the same way, likewise.
CONTRAST: In contrast, conversely, however, yet, still, even so, in spite of this, despite that/this, On the other hand.
RESULT: accordingly, for this/that reason, therefore, as a result consequently, hence, thus, because of that/this, as a consequence.
ADDITION OR LISTING: Also, further, besides, in addition.
- Firstly: first of all, for one thing, to begin with, in the first place.
- Secondly: for another thing, second, in the second place.
- Thirdly: third, in the third-place.
- Finally: lastly, last of all.
TIME:Then, in the meantime, meanwhile, at first, afterwards, later.
EXEMPLIFICATION: For instance, for example, to illustrate.
PARTICULARIZATION: In particular, particularly, and specifically.
EXPLANATION: In other words, that is to say, that is, namely.
TRANSITION: As for, as to, as regards, regarding, as far as X is concerned, with regard to, with respect to .
CONCLUSION: In summary, in brief, to sum up, all in all, in short, in conclusion, to be brief.
In short, connectors help us to frame formal sentences.
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