List of transition signals:
A. To indicate sequence or orderList of Reporting Verbs:first, second etc.B. To introduce/give an example
at this point
next, last, finally
first of all
next, before, after
at this time
simultaneouslyfor exampleC. To indicate time
in this case
on this occasion
this can be seen
take the case of
subsequentlyimmediatelyD. To logically divide an idea
at that time
before, afterfirstly, secondly, thirdlyE. To compare
Initially, subsequently, ultimately first, next, finallyin a different way/senseF. To introduce an additional idea
like, just like
converselyin additionG. To introduce an opposite idea, contrast or to show exception
one can also say
on the one/other hand
in spite of
but one could also say...
a different view is
Pattern 1: reporting verb + that + subject + verb*acknowledgePattern 2: reporting verb + somebody/something + for + noun/gerund
For example,(a) Da Souza argues that previous researchers have misinterpreted the data.
(b) Researchers have demonstrated that the procedure is harmful.
(c) Positivists find that social disorders are exacerbated by class factors.
(d) Singh infers that both states are essential.
(e) As Da Souza argues, misinterpretations by previous researchers need to be corrected.
(f) As researchers have demonstrated, the procedure is harmful.applaud
For example,Pattern 3: reporting verb + somebody/something + as + noun/gerund/adjective(a) Smith criticized Jones for his use of incomplete data (OR for using incomplete data).
(b) Both Smith and Jones condemn previous researchers for distorting the data.
(c) Banting thanked Best for his contribution to the discovery of insulin.appraise
For example,(a) Jones describes the findings as resting on irrefutable evidence.
(b) Smith identifies the open window as a source of contamination.
(c) Smith and Jones both present their data as conclusive.