Several clients recently queried me about a list of transition words that they could use in business writing. In the teaching I do regularly, I've used the following list with students. You may find it of use.
now, in addition, for, in this case, furthermore, in fact
certainly, indeed, above all, surely, most importantly
but, however, although, though, yet, except for
for example, for instance, thus, therefore, such (a/an), next
in addition; furthermore; also; moreover; then; first, second, third, etc.
like, in the same way, similarly, equally important, too
unlike, in contrast, whereas, on the other hand, instead
although, nevertheless, of course, after all, clearly, still, yet
That state a consequence:
therefore, as a result, consequently, accordingly, so, otherwise
That sum up:
to sum up, finally, in conclusion, at last, in summary
Other forms of transition:
He asked what that meant. We watched the hikers as they climbed slowly.
Community colleges are like the two-year colleges called junior colleges or “JCs.” Both schools prepare students for four-year colleges and universities.