I am writing a paper on suicide, and I talk about the geography and then the economics. I need help writing a transitional sentence.I explain how geo. is important, it can raise questions as to...

I am writing a paper on suicide, and I talk about the geography and then the economics. I need help writing a transitional sentence.

I explain how geo. is important, it can raise questions as to whether it is the culture etc. and then I go on to my next topic which is the economics, and i am writting about how its a costly matter...what kind of sentence can i write to go into this next topic. I am not quite sure.

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Doug Stuva eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Concerning your need for a transition sentence, there are numerous directions you could take.  Remember that a transition should point both backward to what comes before, and forward to what comes next.  Here are some examples:

  • Whatever role geography plays in suicides, suicides take an economic toll on their geographical locations.
  • Wherever suicides occur geographically, they are economically costly.
  • Experts may not agree on the role geography plays in suicides, but one thing they do agree on is that suicides are costly.

There are three examples for you.  Of course, you need to choose a transition that fits your argument.  The third sentence above, for instance, is speculation on my part. 

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Okay, so from what you say, it sounds like your geography point and your economics point do not really have much to do with each other.  If that is the case, then your transition sentence should probably make that clear and try, as much as you can, to connect the two ideas even thought they are not similar.

What I would say would be something like this:

While geography might in some way affect rates of suicide, economics does not.  Instead, rates of suicide have an impact on economics.

I hope it's okay to have two sentences.

Have you considered using economics to explain suicide?  As in what economic classes tend to commit suicide, or whether recessions lead to more suicides?