Select the transitional device that best matches the sentence.
____, the results showed that the new design is better than the old one, even though it underperformed in some of the tests.
Correct answer: Overall
Explanation: “Overall” is used to summarize all the results, and generally implies that not all of the data indicated the same thing. For example, the sentence “Overall, it was sunny today” implies that it was sunny most of the time, but not for the whole day. “In summary” is used to summarize the results, whether or not there are caveats.
Correct examples of the use of “in summary”:
In summary, the new design is better than the old one, although there are a few caveats to bear in mind.
In summary, the Dollar outperformed the Euro in all respects in 2016.