The ordering of those visceral details is oftentimes the spatial order.
This means the details a writer includes in a descriptive essay "move" the reader's attention over the details much like a lens.
This list is far from a complete list of all the transition words out there but it’s a good starting point.
At the end of your essay, you will want to come to a persuasive conclusion which takes into account the ideas you’ve presented up until this point.
Each of these four modes, or types of essays, do slightly different jobs, and information is delivered to the readers in slightly different ways for each mode.
That ordering of information should be preplanned by the writer in an outline, and implemented in the essay with the inclusion of transitional words and phrases in order to ensure a seamless reading experience for the reader.
Details can be ordered in many different ways, including the order of importance, categorical order, deductive or inductive order, cause and effect, or process analysis and step-by-step.
After a writer chooses the specific order to use in a particular essay, he or she can then choose from a wide variety of transitional words and phrases - some that introduce researched evidence that lends credibility to the information.
Depending on the linking words selected, the connection between the concepts becomes more apparent, clear, vivid, self-explanatory, definite or on the contrary, more nebulous, vague, inexplicit, ambiguous or obscure.
Please feel free to download this concise and comprehensive guide as a 2 page cheat sheet Linking Words & Connecting Words — the PDF contains all the Conjunctions & Transitional devices listed on these 2 pages.