Discussion 3: Signposts
Listed below are some examples of frequently used transitional words or phrases to use as signposts in business writing.
|Addition or Amplification:||And, furthermore, besides, next, moreover, in addition, again, also, similarly, too, finally, second, subsequently, last|
|Contrast:||But, or, nor, yet, still, however, nevertheless, on the contrary, conversely, on the other hand, although|
|Example:||For example, for instance, such as, thus, sequence, first, second, third, next, then|
|Conclusion:||Therefore, thus, finally, in conclusion, consequently, as a result, accordingly, then|
|Time or Place:||At the same time, simultaneously, above, below, further on, so far, until now|
Create example sentences to illustrate three (3) of the following:
- Back-and-forth references
- Section previews
- Establish a common context
- Explain your purpose for writing
- Make your structure explicit
- Effective closing
Share your example sentences with your class. Offer suggestions to at least two classmates of how their signpost sentences could be stronger.