What is Cohesion and Coherence?

Coherence

—All sentences in the paragraph should have a single focus
◦The topic sentence guides the development of sentences in the paragraph
◦The sentences in the paragraph should be relevant to and support the topic sentence.

Cohesion

—In an effective paragraph, the sentences are well connected with one another.
◦Parallel constructions
◦Pronouns
◦Synonyms
◦Repetition of key words
◦Transitional words
◦Systematic sentence organization

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