English Whit #1, Using Sentence Connectors, is the first in a series of online learning resources designed to demonstrate some of the learning and teaching styles at UNSW Foundation Studies. The learning sequence in this Whit is part of the Academic English curriculum in our Standard Foundation Program. 

This course is suitable for 16 to 21 year old students who want to improve their English writing skills in preparation for university. Scroll down this page for more information about UNSW Foundation Studies.

Using Sentence Connectors provides an opportunity for learners to understand more about the theory and practice relating to the use of cohesive devices. In this Whit, sentence connectors are employed to convert individual sentences into a meaningful paragraph. 

The skilful use of sentence connectors is  important when writing in English for academic purposes. We hope completing English Whit #1 Using Sentence Connectors helps you improve your academic writing skills.


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UNSW Foundation Studies (UFS) is a not-for-profit division of UNSW Australia committed to providing the highest quality university preparation programs. 

 A 'whit' is a small chunk, segment or component of something. We are using the term Whit to describe a small learning sequence designed to contribute towards the larger goal of achieving mastery within an academic discipline.  

This English Whit will help you understand and apply cohesive devices in academic writing. At the same time you will experience some of the learning and teaching styles through which UFS students broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills in preparation for their undergraduate studies.

If the concept of sentence connectors in English is new to you, you may benefit from reviewing this Whit several times. You are welcome to try the quizzes and activities as many times as you need. If, however, you are already confident in the use of sentence connectors, you may benefit from testing yourself by completing some of the activities and quizzes in this Whit to reinforce your skills. 

Either way, we hope you enjoy the experience and learn some useful academic skills which will enrich your academic writing. Enjoy your learning!


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UNSW Foundation Studies (UFS) is a program of the University of New South Wales, and all courses are monitored and approved by UNSW Staff and Quality Assurance Committees.

Established in 1988, UNSW Foundation Studies is the longest-running and leading Foundation Program in Australia and is designed specifically for students with an international education background. We are located on the University of New South Wales (UNSW) campus in the beautiful Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

A guaranteed place

Successful international students have a guaranteed place via a provisional offer to an undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. Studies have shown that UNSW Foundation Studies graduates perform better than other international and local students at UNSW. We have a proud record of success with approximately 85% of students gaining entry to university. For some programs, over 90% of students receive an offer to UNSW.

University style activities

Our students attend university style lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratories that lay the foundations for success at university. Class sizes are small to create a dynamic learning environment while allowing each student to receive the individual attention they require. The UFS curriculum is designed to support the development of tertiary-level academic skills necessary for success at University.  Our students receive a well-rounded education through which they further develop their critical thinking and creative problem solving skills, group discussion skills in English, teamwork skills and reflective learning. Students are encouraged to become independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning and academic progress. Our students can receive extra private help and guidance from their teachers through regular consultation tutorials in all subjects.

UFS students also participate in social activities designed to build friendship networks that last beyond their studies and give them greater confidence, both in their formal studies and in participating in the university community.

Through academic and social opportunities graduates of the Program develop:

- competence in English required for scholarly enquiry
- relevant discipline knowledge required for successful undergraduate study
- a capacity for critical thinking and creative problem solving
- familiarity with the teaching and learning styles of Australian universities
- the skills required for collaborative learning
- a sense of independence, ethical behaviour and responsibility for their own actions and learning.

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UNSW is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities, and offers a broad range of high quality programs. UNSW attracts outstanding students and scholars from around the world and provides an atmosphere where students are inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. UNSW boasts a safe and clean environment and world-class facilities including a Library, Sports and Health Centre.

UNSW is a member of the Group of Eight, key teaching and research universities in Australia, and a member of Universitas 21, which is a consortium of the world's leading research universities from Asia, Europe and North America.

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