Types of connectors

There are 2 main types of connectors:

1.      Supporting connectors = are connectors that support you point or idea

2.      Opposing connectors= are connectors that create an opposite point of view

Examples of each type of connector are shown in the table below:

Supporting connectorsOpposing connectors
Similarly,On the other hand
Additionally,Contrastingly
Furthermore,Conversely
MoreoverIn opposition to

You can download this table here:

Using the essay question:  ‘Should violent video games be illegal?’ I will show how supporting connectors can be used:

–          To connect 2 positive points

I do not think violent video games should be illegal because they are fun. Furthermore, they are very entertaining

Italic = Positive points

Bold = Supportive connector

–          To connect 2 negative points

I think violent video games should be illegal because they cause more crime, additionally they make people more aggressive

Italic = Negative points

Bold = supportive connector