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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(9); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.060921.

Cohesion and Coherence for English Writing—A Case Study of Argumentation


Yunyan Zhang

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Yunyan Zhang

Foreign Language Department, Guangzhou Huashang College, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 511300


Cohesion and coherence play an important role in writing. Writing is the one of the most important four basic English skills and also it is viewed as the most difficult to improve. However, most Chinese students generally lack the awareness of discourse construction and the mechanism of explicit and implicit cohesion and coherence in their English essay writing. Based on the study of the theory of discourse cohesion and coherence, this paper shows the importance of discourse cohesion and coherence to English argumentative essay writing by giving examples from the following three aspects: grammar, lexical cohesion and logical coherence. Through this paper, the author hopes that students can clearly understand the definition and means of discourse cohesion and coherence, so as to help them achieve the effect of discourse cohesion and coherence in their English argumentative essays and thus improve their English writing ability and level.


cohesion; coherence; argumentation; essay writing; Teaching Strategies

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Yunyan Zhang. Cohesion and Coherence for English Writing—A Case Study of Argumentation. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 9: 129-133. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.060921.


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