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Discursive markers

Discursive markers

 Discursive (or discourse) markers are words and phrases which, if used correctly, can add fluency to you writing and help you to link ideas and paragraphs together. They will help your response develop in a logical and structured way. Try some of the following to:

show the order of your ideas:

Initially

Secondly

Thirdly

Finally

show the results of the point you have made:

Consequently

Therefore

Furthermore

As a result

show a shift in your argument:

However

Despite this

Alternatively

Nevertheless

 

show you are coming to a conclusion:

To conclude

To summarise

To sum up

In conclusion

introduce examples:

An example of this

For instance

To illustrate this

This can be supported by

introduce a comparison or similarity:

Accordingly

Similarly

In comparison to this

Just as