Essay Signposting

Essay Signposting

Signposting means using phrases and words to guide the reader through the content of your essay.

There are two main types of signposting :

MAJOR SIGNPOSTS : introductions, conclusions and outlining main arguments/ the direction of the argument in paragraphs/opening phrases.

LINKING WORDS AND SHORT PHRASES : connecting words help guide the reader through the argument by linking ideas, sentences and paragraphs.