Transitions can ultimately better help the flow of any paper. Below are examples of signal words that can indicate to the reader that you are connecting ideas, concepts, or claims.

Addition — And

also in addition indeed
besides in fact moreover
furthermore moreover next


Cause & Effect — So, For

accordingly hence                                       then
as a result thus                                       therefore
consequently  since                                      it follows then


Comparison — Or

along the same lines                    likewise     similarly
in like manner                    by the same token     in similar fashion



admittedly                                                         granted naturally
to be sure                                                         although it is true that of course


Conclusion — So

as a result in short thus
consequently in sum to sum up
hence it follows, then to summarize
in conclusion therefore


Contrast — But, Yet

although                    even though regardless
by/in contrast                    nevertheless whereas
conversely                    on the contrary however
despite                    on the other hand while


actually that is                                    to put it bluntly
by extension in short                                    to put it succinctly
in other words ultimately                                    to put it another way



after all  for example                                         specifically
as an illustration  for instance                                        to offer a case



indeed  in fact                                          certainly
of course  to repeat                                          undoubtedly
without doubt  surely                                          by all means



so far    then                                              simultaneously
at length    afterwards                                              subsequently
meanwhile/ while    this time                                              until now


Kaylan | 2016

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