Signpost language in essay

A good way to make your presentations effective, interesting and easy to follow is to use signpost language. 'Signpost language' is the words and phrases that people use to tell the listener what has just happened, and what is going to happen next.

In other words, signpost language guides the listener through the presentation. A good presenter will usually use a lot of signpost language, so it is a good idea to learn a few of the common phrases, even if you spend more time listening to presentations than giving them! Signpost language is usually fairly informal, so it is relatively easy to understand.

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Alex Forrester, convicted of murdering his wife, fails to gain his release after spending 10 years in a British asylum for the criminally insane. Dr. Mark Fleming, Forrester's psychiatrist, informs him of an old law which provides for the reopening of a trial if the prisoner escapes and remains at large for 14 days. Forrester escapes and takes refuge in the home of Molly Thomas, who claims that she is awaiting the return of her husband from a trip to The Hague. Molly tells him of her unhappy marriage, and the two become attracted to each other. In the evening, Forrester discovers a man's body by the mill wheel of Molly's house. After stumbling down a flight of steps, he regains consciousness and finds that the body is missing. The corpse is later found by the police, and Molly identifies the dead man as her husband. Written by alfiehitchie

The Signpost has been the subject of academic analysis in publications including Sociological Forum , [64] the social movements journal Interface , [65] and New Review of Academic Librarianship ; [66] and was consulted for data on Wikipedia by researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Dartmouth College . [67] It has garnered generally positive reception from media publications including The New York Times , [68] The Register , [69] Nonprofit Quarterly , [70] and Heise Online . [71] The book Wikipedia: The Missing Manual called The Signpost essential reading for ambitious new Wikipedia editors. [72]

Signpost language in essay

signpost language in essay

The Signpost has been the subject of academic analysis in publications including Sociological Forum , [64] the social movements journal Interface , [65] and New Review of Academic Librarianship ; [66] and was consulted for data on Wikipedia by researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Dartmouth College . [67] It has garnered generally positive reception from media publications including The New York Times , [68] The Register , [69] Nonprofit Quarterly , [70] and Heise Online . [71] The book Wikipedia: The Missing Manual called The Signpost essential reading for ambitious new Wikipedia editors. [72]

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