Grammatical cohesive devices in academic writing

A list of icons: a book with the letters ENG; a piece of paper with a pencil; an audio symbol; a speech bubble, and some blocks depicting the letters "a, b, c" - the piece of paper with a pencil is highlighted in blue

Textual cohesion is not only created with the use of linking phrases. Some of the language’s smallest, most basic words can help to create that essential sense of flow in a text. It is important to be able to identify them as well as use them. Try these two exercises.

For input on creating cohesion in your writing, see this cohesion lesson.