Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 4.4. Cohesive Ties

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics



Definition (formal)

Cohesive ties are generic words or phrases used to link different parts (e.g., ideas, sentences or sections) of a piece of writing.

Definition (informal)

Cohesive Ties: What holds it together?


For example, the Persuasive Essay Example uses cohesive ties to link ideas together such as ‘This position complements’, ‘Rather’, ‘For example’, and ‘Conversely’.

It also uses parallelisms that help to give sentences clarity by using similar forms and structures.  For example:

The first teacher demonstrates a realist view of intelligence (you will always be what you are).  The second teacher demonstrates an idealist view of intelligence (you can be what you are not).

Resources (textbook)

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Resources (web)

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