Before starting to write something make sure you read this article 🙂 Here is a very helpful list of linking words and phrases that can help you write a coherent text. Also, please make sure you fully understand their meaning before using them into your text as they can change completely the meaning of your text 🙂 As a tip, I would recommend you to use a variety of expressions, particularly in longer pieces of writing.
Listing: first, second, furthermore, finally, to begin, to conclude, next, etc.
Giving examples: for example, for instance, as follows, that is, in this case, namely, in other words, etc.
Generalizing: in general, generally, on the whole, as a rule, for the most part, in most cases, usually, etc.
Reinforcement: also, furthermore, moreover, what is more, in addition, besides, above all, as well (as), in the same way,not only…but also, etc.
Result/consequence: so, therefore, as a result/consequence, accordingly, consequently, because of this/that, thus, hence, for this/that reason, so that, in that case, under these circumstances, etc.
Highlighting: in particular, particularly, especially, mainly, etc.
Reformulation: in other words, rather, to put it more simply, etc.
Similarity: equally, likewise, similarity, correspondingly, in the same way, etc.
Expressing an alternative: alternatively, rather, on the other hand, the alternative is, another possibility would be, etc.
Deduction: then, in other words, in that case, otherwise, this implies that…, if so/not, etc.
Transition to new point: now, as far as x is concerned, with regard/reference to, as for…, it follows that, turning to, etc.
Contrast: instead, conversely, on the contrary, in contrast, in comparison, etc.
Summary: in conclusion, to conclude, in brief, to summarize, overall, therefore, etc.
Starting the obvious: obviously, clearly, naturally, of course,as can be expected, surely, after all, etc.
Concession (something expected): however, even though, however much, nevertheless, still, yet, etc.