provide logical organization and understandability
improve the connections and transitions between thoughts
Transitions indicate relations, whether within a sentence, paragraph, or paper.
This list illustrates "relationships" between ideas, followed by words and phrases that can connect them.
also, again, as well as, besides, coupled with, furthermore, in addition, likewise, moreover, similarly, comparatively, correspondingly, identically, similar, moreover, together with, by the same token
contrast, conversely, instead, on one hand, on the other hand, on the contrary, rather, yet, but, however, nevertheless, in contrast
after all, all in all, all things considered, briefly, by and large, in any case, in any event, in brief, in conclusion, on the whole, in short, in summary, in the final analysis, in the long run, on balance, to sum up, to summarize, finally, in essence, in other words, in short
for example, for instance, for one thing, as an illustration, illustrated with, as an example, in this case, chiefly, especially, for instance, in particular, markedly, namely, particularly, including, specifically, such as