Example elaboratives in thesis:
Takes risks
Inspires others
Makes the world a better place
Puts others before himself

The purpose of a transition is to connect and relate one paragraph to another. Writers want to build on what has been said before. So writers often make reference to what they have just finished writing about, but they do it with fresh language. Be careful to avoid saying the same thing in the same way over and over again. Also, make sure that your paragraphs are glued together. The glue is your transition.

Example topic sentences:

Greg continuously puts other people’s interests and needs ahead of his own. His generous behavior is an inspiration to m

Not only does Greg take many risks to achieve his goals, those risks help make the world a better place.

Greg’s ability to persevere enabled him to achieve great things and make the world a better place.

Greg’s refusal to give up inspired others to do great things.
Greg’s determination inspired others to help him with his work.

It is great thing to be a risk-taker, but the ability to keep going when the odds are against you, is what makes a real hero.

Things to remember:
1. Follow the sequence of the elaboratives in your thesis. The first one mentioned should be the first body paragraph and so on…
2. Make sure that you change your language. Start each paragraph in a different way.