Linking phrases connect sentences, paragraphs, and ideas. This helps writing flow smoothly, and makes for a better read.

Listing Ideas

Giving examples

Generalising

Reinforcement

Similarity

Results and Consequence

Deduction

Emphasis and Highlighting

Reformulation

Expressing an alternative

Contrast

Stating the obvious

Transition to a new point

Concession

Giving Personal Opinion

Mass or Alternative Opinion

Reference

Summarising