Assignment 4B: Strategy III (Pattern Signal Word)

Determining the pattern of writing translates to understanding what they are doing and why they are doing it. You can better understand main points and supporting points.But how can you determine the pattern of writing?

Enter the signal word!! Certain words are associated with certain patterns. Here is a list of pattern signal word:

Cause and Effect:
  • for this reason
  • consequently
  • on that account
  • hence
  • because
  • made
  • similar, different
  • on the other hand
  • but
  • however
  • bigger than, smaller than
  • in the same way
  • parallels
  • first, second, third
  • before, after
  • when
  • later
  • until
  • at last
  • next
  • is defined as
  • means
  • is described as
  • is called
  • refers to
  • term or concept
  • then
  • after
  • following
  • or
  • when