The Writing Jump

While writing up a paper or part of my thesis, sometimes (almost always), I got stuck to find the correct word(s) that  connect(s) two of sequential sentences. To solve the problem, I have make list of words that can inspire me to cope this writer’s block.

Simple conjuction

  • On the one hand,
  • On the other hand,
  • Indeed,
  • … state of the art …
  • Hence,
  • … still challenging task
  • Consequently,
  • … beyond mere …
  • … have emerged
  • Several competing …
  • … most widely accepted …
  • … backward compatible …
  • … is therefore attractive …
  • … whereby …
  • … overcome …
  • … may easily …
  • … seems a promising …
  • … mainly …
  • … very demanding …
  • More sophisticated …
  • … amenable
  • … considerable
  • … arisen
  • Conversely,
  • … reactivity …
  • More detail are extended in the next sections
  • … out of the thesis scope
  • … to synthesis …
  • … among …
  • … implicitly …
  • … may considerably …
  • … poses …
  • It is therefore …
  • … today there is not enough …
  • … destined …
  • … to consider …
  • … do not pretend …
  • … we synthesize …
  • … kept in mind …
  • … in contrast …
  • … heartbeat …
  • … dramatically …
  • … at the expense …
  • … to address …
  • … aforementioned …
  • … particular …
  • … interesting to …
  • … instead …
  • … reattempts concern …
  • … freshly …
  • … govern …
  • … may increase …
  • To the best of our knowledge,
  • … aggressive schemes …
  • As it is commonly known,
  • … privileges …
  • … agnostic …
  • Till now,
  • … the generic context …
  • … tractable
  • … restricted …
  • It is then interesting to combine …
  • Of course, we assume …
  • The chapter deals with …
  • Several studies (e.g. [] []) …
  • … appropriately …
  • … should be aimed at fulfilling …
  • … stringent …
  • As we focus on system like …
  • … aware
  • We considering the following case.
  • In particular,
  • … main guidelines …
  • … thanks to …
  • … aforementioned axes …
  • … the so-called solution …
  • … remain marginally …
  • … conservative …
  • … aggressive …
  • … optimistic …
  • … afore-mentioned …
  • Whereas …
  • … mitigates …
  • Throughout …
  • The processes reflect upon the objective to answer …
  • … to leverage the potential …
  • … through …
  • Consequently …
  • … value creation …
  • … primarily related …
  • … earlier notable …
  • Furthermore, …
  • … insight into …
  • … makes sense …
  • … within …
  • … tools …
  • … activities
  • … potential plan …
  • … predefined objectives
  • … merely concerned …
  • … incorporates of integrated application …
  • … collaborative technology …
  • … convergence of electronic …
  • … stored, disseminated and utilized …
  • … as a tool …
  • … covering …
  • … in assisting …
  • … initiatives
  • … comprising …
  • … context under study
  • … to ensure …
  • Substantial advancement …
  • … back room operation …
  • … solely …
  • … messy human problem …
  • … take into consideration …
  • … per se
  • The advent of …
  • … greater insight …
  • … which currently …
  • … leverage potential …
  • … stream of inquiry …
  • … distinctive mutually …
  • … wider scope …
  • … context under study
  • … stream of …
  • … gain insight ..
  • … to catch up …
  • … thus …
  • … meaningful in context …
  • … relevant purposeful activity
  • … wholeness …
  • … highlight the gap …
  • … the desired objective
  • … a crucial role in …
  • … potential element in …
  • … alternative implication …
  • … diverse disciplines …
  • … clearly point out …
  • … unique real life problem …
  • … tremendously heightened …
  • … an intergral and vital part …
  • … seemingly insignificant …
  • … interact with and inform …
  • … agreed core of activities …
  • Fragmentation of information flow …
  • … gradually unfolds
  • Nowadays, as the…., ….
  • …. sinking deeply to a not irreversible orbit.
  • their exclusive use for…
  • The need for energy is increasing but the environment is asking for a fundamental change in energy production.
  • … either to support a totally standalone system, or to assist an established grid.
  • In the frame of this work the above described topology is investigated, simulated, constructed and tested.
  • In our prior work of []…
  • Thus and as illustrated by…
  • In what follows a brief review of the literature…
  • The key contributions of this paper are as follows.    …
  • … of tomorrow
  • Such a …
  • … never before imagined
  • … as well as …
  • … subsequently originate …
  • … as early as …
  • … inherent property …
  • … deemed necessary

 

Transitions

  • For counting: first, second, third, next, then, after that, finally
  • For space relationship: above, around, behind, below, beneath, beyond, close by, farther away, inside, outside, next to, over, under, underneath
  • For time relationship: afterwards, after that, then, finally, later (on), next, soon, the next day, tomorrow, yesterday, a year ago, as, during, immediately, meanwhile, last night, in March, in 2004, on July 8
  • For addition: additionally, also, furthermore, in addition, moreover, too
  • For comparison: in the same way (manner), likewise, similarity
  • For contrast: however, nevertheless, on the other hand, yet, despite, still
  • For emphasis: above all, especially, in fact, most important
  • For illustrations: for example, for instance, in particular, such as
  • For reason: because of, due to, for
  • For summary: and so, in other words, in short, in summary, to sum up, to summarize

 

*These words are derived from some books and publications, mostly about academic writing, that have interesting writing styles. Some of them are Riveting Reports (The Effective Writing Series) and Stunning Sentences (The Effective Writing Series) by Bruce Ross-Larson, Phrase Book for Writing Papers and Research in English by Stephen Howe and Kristina Henriksson,and PhD thesis and journal of P. M. Adnan Hassan.

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