Connectors or linking words join phrases while adding a shade of meaning. In out textbook you will find exercises on connectors in the accurate writing section. It important to use a variety of connectors.
You need linking words/phrases:
* To introduce points: one major advantage (or disadvantage) of, a further advantage, one point of view in favour of/against.
* To list points: in the first place, first of all, to start with, secondly, thirdly, finally, last but not least.
* To add more points to the same topic: what is more, furthermore, also, in addition to this/that, besides, apart from this/that, not to mention the fact that.
* To make contrasting points: on the other hand, however, in spite of, while, nevertheless, despite, even though, although, it can be argued that.
* To introduce examples: for example, for instance, like, especially, such as, in particular.
* To conclude: to sum up, all in all, all things considered, in conclusion, on the whole, taking everything into account, as was previously stated.