DON'T rely on single transition words to make the connections between paragraphs.
For example, while the sample paragraph opening below does have a transitional word, "additionally," it doesn't really tell readers how this information relates to what came before it.
It gives random tips about traveling like, “keep a $100 bill folded up inside my luggage tag for emergencies” (14). My current issue showed the views of Sicily, and now I must travel there.
I decided to get a job that paid me to travel because I just couldn’t afford my habit.
The transition below sums up what came before it (that African-American churches created community bonds), and connects it to the new topic (that these bonds helped African Americans fight for their civil rights).
DO use subordinators to create transitions between paragraphs.
Every time I take a trip, it makes me want to see more of the world and enjoy all it has to offer. I receive many emails a day from different traveling web sites.
As if receiving constant emails about deals wasn’t enough, I recently paid to receive a monthly magazine called Budget Travel.
I am imagining myself lying on the beach, far away from my daily responsibilities.
I recently paid to receive a monthly magazine called Budget Travel.