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Description Signal Words Signal to Reader

or List such as A list or set of


for example characteristics are
for instance discussed
most important
in front
beside
near
specifically

Sequence Signal Words Signal to Reader


or Order first, second, third A sequence of events or
before steps in a process are
on (date) discussed
not long after
after that
next
at the same time
finally
then
Compare Signal Words Signal to Reader

and Contrast like, unlike Things that are the same


but and things that are
in contrast different are discussed
on the other hand
however
both
also
too
as well as
Cause and Effect Signal Words Signal to Reader
reasons why A cause and the effects
effects of (things that happen after)
leads to are discussed
therefore
because
if
when
so
as a result
Problem Signal Words Signal to Reader

and Solution problem A problem and the


solution solutions (answers) to the
resolution problem are discussed
answer
solved
because
ifthen
therefore
so