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4.4 Link and signpost

Use linking words and signposting to connect your ideas. These make clear to your reader both how your argument progresses logically from one point to the next and how each new point is relevant. Here are some examples:

  • Draw attention to certain points: ‘equally importantly’, ‘furthermore’.
  • Indicate cause and effect progression: ‘this results in’, ‘consequently’, ‘for this reason’.
  • Indicate progression within an argument: ‘therefore’, ‘however’, ‘nevertheless’.