What is coherence?

time to complete: 10 minutes

If you have received feedback on your writing that says things like this, your writing may not be coherent

Task: As a quick self-assessment, can you answer the following questions below about coherence? How many can you get right?

Definition of coherence

We can define coherence in contrast to cohesion:

Cohesion is achieved when sentences are connected at the sentence level


Coherence is achieved when ideas are connected

What does coherence include?

Key features of coherence include: 

Task: Answer the questions below to check you have understood what coherence is and what features it includes.