Example of cohesive text

time to complete: 20 minutes

What makes a text cohesive?

Let’s now take a look at the Extract B, the text that was cohesive and try to understand why. Read it again and think about the following questions: 

  1. What do you notice about the writer’s use of pronouns, vocabulary and linking words? How is it better than the previous text?

Extract B

Ignoring limitations

It might seem instinctive to hide any flaws or limitations with your research to protect yourself from criticism. However, you need to highlight any problems you encountered during the research phase, or any limitations with your approach. Your markers are expecting you to engage with these limitations and highlight the kind of impact they may have had on your research. Just be careful that you do not overstress these limitations. Doing so could undermine the reliability and validity of your results, and your credibility as a researcher.

(University of Southampton, 2019)  

Task:Below is an explanation of why the text is cohesive. Can you drag the missing words into their correct place to complete the explanation?