I immediately panicked, after reading your article I'm feeling much more confident in doing my first college assignment. Thank you so much!!!! Hi Cambry--Thanks so much for letting me know this helped you. I've had almost a million views from this one idea now. It is very gratifying to know I have helped people learn to write better. Thank you so much! Hi Harni--I have lots of help for writing essays of all sorts.
Just follow the links to the side of this article, or look at the links to different kinds of essays on my profile page. Hi Ryan, You can use any of the words here in front of the "I" or you can use a phrase from the end of the sentence. Hi, I was just wondering easy ways to replace I at the beginning of a sentence.
Sometimes, I struggle with this, and the replacements I find sound unnatural. This is a great article though. Hi Sepphora, you want to start by underlining all the first words in your sentences. When you find you are using the same word to start a sentence especially in the same paragraph you should use one of these ideas instead.
Hi Mimi--To avoid the passive sentence, you want to put the actor first. In your example, one way to fix this is to ask "who considered Mimi? The orchestra director considered Mimi for the position of first chair but thought she would be too nervous. This article helped me for my entire 2 years masters. Thanks a lot for writing such informative post. Hi, Thomas--I'm glad you asked.
I have over articles to help people improve their writing, including ideas for proofreading your own essay and questions you can use to have other people evaluate your essay to help you improve your writing. I also have an article on effective sentences and grammar help for using punctuation marks.
You can find these articles by looking at my profile page or following the links on the side with my name. In working with non-native writers, I find the most important editing technique is to have several people look at your essay carefully and to read the essay out loud as you proofread. My final best tip is to focus on one or two rules a time as you go through the paper.
Then you can make sure that you have corrected for that error carefully. Hopefully, your instructor can help guide you to know which rules are most important for you to focus on first. I'm afraid I don't know of any websites where you can submit your work to get help. Do you have any suggestions for non-native english speakers that are working on an english essay?
Especially regarding proof reading? I have over articles on writing that are published here on Letterpile. You can find help with grammar and also on how to structure sentences and essays. Look at my profile or follow the links to the side that have my name.
That was great and useful. Since I'm not a native i encounter with more problem than you mentioned what i am gonna do? Nice article Virginia, I have gained from it a lot especially the transition words.
Hi, Himabindu- "So," is generally used as a coordinating conjunction others are "and," "but," "or," and "yet" and therefore would generally not be used correctly to start a sentence, but rather as a way to join two sentences. However, in your example, you are using "so" as an interjection in a conversational style sentence.
You could vary this by saying:. In the second example, you are using "as" in an introductory phrase, which is another way to vary your sentences besides just using a sentence starter transition word. When you are trying to decide how to write a sentence differently, you need to decide what that sentence is doing. Is it adding to what you've already said? Then use words like "Additionally" or "Furthermore.
Use "However," "In contrast" or "On the other hand. If I have to use transition words that means, 'so' or 'as' or 'that's why' what I have to use? For example, I say " So, I don't want to use this in my book" or " As this book is not useful to me, I don't want to see this on my shelf. Thank you so much, this will help me in my IELTS preparation especially in writing and speaking as well. This information has helped me a great deal.
I have never been one to write much using transition words has always been a weakest. Hi "Hannah Baker," I'm so glad to hear that you are writing a book. My teenage daughter is also a writer and I think it is really wonderful that anyone can now write something and post it online for others to read.
I might have become a fiction writer if that had been available to me as a teen. Thank you for spending the time to know that I've helped you. I teach college students but I have found many younger people are also looking at my articles and I'm thinking about creating some information just for them.
I'd love to hear what younger people want to know about how to write better. My name is not really Hannah Baker though, just a cover up. I'm a teen I and love writting. I'm recently stuck on a book that I'm writting, called "The Chosen One," and I was getting for frustrated because I kept using the same words or phrases. I ended up finding this website and it really helped me, so thank you very much. I'm often trying to force myself to use some new transition words in my writing as well.
Along with the words I put in this article, you can also use different kinds of phrases at the start of a sentence. I especially like gerund phrases like "Walking down the street," "Thinking about my children," or "Writing in a new way. This is very helpful Virginia. I never start sentences in a paragraph with the same word, and do use transition words, but I probably only use the same favourites over and over about 10 as you mentioned in your comment to Bianca.
Solved my biggest problem as I always tend to use same transitions again and again in a paragraph. Thanks, I appreciate your effort. Bianca--I generally find the adding and contrasting words are the most useful for me. In fact, I think that when you start to use this technique that most people pick favorite words and use them most of the time. Thank you for this. I'm writing an essay on how advertising affects youth but I keep needing to pause every few words to try and find just the right one.
I think the most helpful ones for me were the words to add ideas. Michaela--Whether this will work as a subject for your paper depends on your assignment. You could do "legends about elves" and find evidence on that. Hi, Liv-I have two articles that could help you.
One is about writing a thesis sentence and the other is about writing topic sentences in paragraphs. Often, these sentence starters can be used to write better topic sentences because they can help you link your ideas and show how one topic sentence either adds or contrasts to the ideas before.
I don't understand how to start the topic sentence of the paragraph, so I suggest that this page should include starting words for topic sentences in paragraphs.
Improve Your Writing Today! Using transition words helps you resist habitually using simple subject-verb sentence structure. Transitions link your ideas more effectively and create more nuanced meaning. Finally, transitions make your writing sound more professional and less like spoken language. Here is my step-by-step guide: Use the transition list as you write: Think about how the sentences in your paragraph are related to one another. If you are comparing and contrasting two ideas, then use the "Showing Contrast" transition words see list below.
Are you writing about steps in a process? Then use the "Adding to an Idea" transition words below. Using the transition list while you are revising: Sometimes, it is easier not to worry about these words until your final draft stage, especially if you are a beginning writer.
How do you do this? Use the following tips: Go through your first draft and circle the first word in every sentence. If you use the same word to start a sentence twice in a paragraph, then you need to choose another transition word and re-word the sentence. How to choose transition words?
Think about how each sentence fits with the one before it. Choosing the Right Word How can you choose the right word for each sentence? What does the sentence before this one say? How does this sentence relate to that one? Scan the list for a transition that seems to fit best. You can also use these questions for help: Tips to Remember 1. Use a variety of transition words, not the same one. Put a comma after the transition word. Put the subject of the sentence after the comma.
Use any of these alternatives to add clarity and variety to your writing. Use a wide variety of words to show how ideas are chronologically related.
Use Interesting Words When Summarizing. Use a wide variety of words to sum up the point you are making. Short paragraph without transition words: Improving Your Writing Over Time Just following my tips to add transition words to your essay can often make your essay much better and will probably improve your grade. How many times to you revise an essay? I only do revisions if my instructor requires it. I proof-read but don't revise.
If you are writing in the Here are some ideas: How do i write my introduction when comparing 2 texts? Do you have any sizzling start ideas for environmental suitability? Here are some links: What sentence starters should I use when writing a persuasive essay? Here are some examples, Indeed, you can see that In fact, the result of not following this policy is Conversely, we know that No doubt, the answer is Less persuasive unless you are appealing to an academic audience would be: Hence we believe that Accordingly, the answer is For this reason, we have chosen to say You can use the person's What other words can I use instead of "that" in essays?
Here are some sample first sentences on that topic: How do I start the next sentence after saying, "I am honored to be in this position"? Here are some samples: Can I use these sentence starters to begin an essay? These transition words can help you to show that you are: Explaining the order of things first What are other words that I can use instead of "Another moment"? Here are some alternatives: Here are some examples: Moreover, I feel that Additionally, I don't care for However, I've never liked Conclusively, I represent a person who Transition words make an What is the best way to express emotion in an essay or book report?
You can use any of the following: What is police brutality? What causes police brutality? What can we do about police brutality? What sentence starter can I use instead of "the"? For example, if your subject is "the school" you could also say: The actual name of the school. A description of the place.
Some part of the school our class, a hallway. What other words can I use instead of yourself, you, my, and myself? Here is my article on writing effectively which explains how to do that: How can I motivate a reader in the first sentence of an open letter? Here are some sample openings to sentences: Have you ever wondered what would happen if? You may not believe it, but the truth is that Suddenly, with no warning from anyone Nothing can prepare you for What transition word can I use for my third paragraph?
If the third paragraph is at the end of a paper, you can use: In conclusion Finally Most importantly If the third paragraph is in the middle of the paper, you can use: In addition Furthermore Moreover A third point is Next Additionally If the third paragraph is in the middle and is where you are presenting a contrasting idea or refuting objections, you can use: However On the other hand Conversely While some people believe For example, if the essay is about reasons that Indian food is so tasty, these possible first sentences of the body could be done: First of all, Indian food is wonderful because it uses so many spices Furthermore, the wonderful taste of Indian food comes from the preparation Consider the following example which uses two coordinating conjunctions "and" and "but" to start sentences: Now look at a re-write which uses sentence starters: What is an interesting way to replace "firstly" for the first paragraph of an essay?
There are many ways to do this: What are some substitutes for starting a sentence with the word '"this"? There are a few other phrases that could be used instead of this: This is such a helpful post, really grateful you shared. I loved reading this post and all of your comments. They were a real source of inspiration and a great learning opportunity, as English is not my main language. This is a great way for me to expand my vocabulary and cultivate a more distinguished communication style, so thank you everyone.
He could come up with some doozies! But, though similar, copywriting has its own rules and you are setting up to become the next Merriam Webster and Mark Twain of our time. Thanks for the list Jon. Your list is quite effective. I bookmarked this page for future use while writing new blog posts.
This list of words is quite effective and easy to use. Thanks for sharing this list. Jon… you are the most generous person, really! Sharing so much to ensure others are also successful.
Pretty happy with all the word lists I got from your page and comments. So thanks a bunch. I could take each one and write and paragraph around it. Thanks for so many incredible ideas.
I have used a list of words for choosing life values or inspiring a passion statement but never thought about words in this context before. Thanks to everyone for your contribution as well. Much food for thought and pen. As someone who has really struggled with my writing, I have found that a thesaurus is truly my strongest asset.
But posts like these are a close second. Some of these are words I know, but I just never think of implementing. This is an amazing article! I learned so many new power words. Thanks a lot for the list! I love this list, this is pure gold for me.
I think the viral word is also a power word. A brilliant piece of work! May I post a link of this article in my blog? My friends will find it very helpful.
This is an awesome list here. I have looked at it several times when trying to make a query or hook for a book I am writing and found several words that have worked for me. Although during one query I was writing I found that Vigilante worked for me better than Terrorist.
I did not see that in one of the lists and do not know if anyone else has mentioned that one yet. If not there is a new word for you. Will give me food for thought as I write my next blog entry and then next words on my next books, today. Here are some power words from my writing, yesterday. I used this as an exercise to explore my writing:.
Jon — congrats — a cracking post, that I use every week as a reference guide when creating and editing my own. It does what it says on the tin, because it absolutely HAS made me a better writer. I have been using these now a few times, but I am struggling with how much I should emulate your style.
Also, you tend to hype the living gold out of your articles. Contrary to most other authors, you keep your promises of awesomeness. Anyway, thanks again for making me a better writer and a more conscious promoter.
People actually read my posts now. A true gift from a true genius. This will be very helpful! Thank you for making the list so detailed and organized, and sharing it for free. We all know these words, but we often try to think of new, modern, complex ones that we think will grab attention. Eventually, we realize that simplicity is the solution to everything. The simpler, the better. My humble contribution primarily but not exclusively for political speeches: Hi Jon, Great list, great post!
More ideas for your list of power words when you create it: I have now bookmarked it so that I can keep referring back to it when writing certain blog posts and articles.
I appreciate the list being very long. Love the examples from Henneke and Sarah Peterson — their personalities shine through. The words they use fit their brand. Excellent knowledge pack article … strange only words make me better writer i am really very excited and going to use this soon.
Great piece of content. Thanks a ton Jon. Learned a lot from your thoughts. Your content always inspires me. Thank You for your powerful words. Learned a lot from your thoughts, your content is precious, easy to read and understand, Thanks for sharing.
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You have such a gift for practicing what you preach. Seriously, this is high value for me, and I can implement immediately. Thanks for pouring the work into making this great. Great article, I would really thankful for share the article from the digital marketing point of view.
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Looking for a quick way to give your writing more punch? We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime.
That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. It is to wage war , by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny , never surpassed in the dark , lamentable catalogue of human crime.
It is victory , victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror , victory , however long and hard the road may be; for without victory , there is no survival.
Thanks so much Jon for this great insight. Love this post too. Each post is detailed and, like you said, excellent. Also, Hollywood is brilliant at cashing in on fear with movies like World War Z and Please and thank you! Can I get brownie points for noticing that one too? Thanks for this very helpful post. Great list, Jon, thanks for the reminders. Thank you for your excellent posts and continued professionalism. Thank you so much! We need to compare lists!
Hi Jon, Some of my favorites from my list are: Might be interesting to start an abbreviation category. Yes, we seem to be having some technical issues. A delicious literary stimulation, Jon. And your About The Author text is the icing. This list is pure gold. You set a high standard for insanely useful content. We need people like you to inspire us, Jon Thanks! Yes, everyone go sign-up for the webinar. My apologies in advance if you already mentioned them: Thanks for the list Michael! Petrified a great word, and I want to add more to my list, because I forgot to add them at my post on the bottom and again, sorry for any accidental repeats: Brinks-Truck-Safe — exceptional and one for my list!
That one is definitely going in the next version. Here is one possible addition: Yep, heart stopping, marvelous, and magical have stronger emotional pulls too. Hey, at least you got the message down! It would be great to see this topic in an updated headline hacks, or in its own pdf. I have a God of Writing and his name is Jon. Thanks Jon, you are awesomely admirable. I think you can use them all for pretty much all niches.
Be sure to give it a bookmark. Also, we are preparing a PDF version. Ha, yeah, that would be another interesting way to organize them. I was thinking exactly the same. What about slangs, rude words? The first group can probably help you with that.
They are words that cause readers to feel a particular emotion. Take a look again at the Winston Churchill example in the beginning.
Never Give Up Joan Y. A few spur of the moment suggestions: The post is an explanation for why a random post I did a long while back has always been more popular on view count than others — Confessions of A Recovering Adrenaline Junkie As a therapist my work is all about power words. This is up there with Headline Hacks for sheer volume of awesome suggestions. Here are a few that come to mind in no particular order: Thanks again, Jon for some truly helpful ideas!
Thanks for this awesome resource! Some of my favorites: What an incredibly useful post. Many thanks for sharing. Some more of my favorite words: My 1 lately is… turmoil Then I list these: And also mild swear words that help me keep my blog PG Thanks so much for continuing to create such great resources.
Headlines as mandatory reading? I want to come work at your company. Hi Debbie, definitely some super-powerful power words in your blog title! Actually i just got an email from someone that wants to advertise on my site. I am going to have to grab your headline hacks PDF. Some great words there. Holy Forgotten Bonanza Batman! This article has titillated my limp mind! Wishing everyone a great inspiration filled day, Maurice.
Another staggeringly useful post that will help us to rise to victory. This list is almost as useful as Headline Hacks. Try our custom essay writing service, dissertation writing service in UKTen steps for writing an essay. Use a mind map to help stimulate lateral thinking. Be sure to pay attention to vocabulary words as you read. It may help to have different sections for words on I need help in writing my essay assignment. I mean How to Write Better Essays: As said above, writing of a short essay can be a daunting task.
The Essay Conclusion Paragraph: Words That Will Help You Emphasize Your Ideas. Every knows that your concluding paragraph summarizes all of the information that you have just gone over, restates your thesis statement, and gives that reader additional studies that can be done to further the research but you would be amazed how many times the essay falls apart here because of wording.
If you’re interested in writing your own book, adding power words to your titles will help it sell better. With all the competition in the book market these days, you need a title that grabs people’s attention and makes them want to peek inside.
List of Useful English Words This page contains a list of categorized words that you can use to help improve your writing, especially for school, formal writing, etc. If you find these words useful, you can download a Word file that contains all of the same words here. Good words to use in essays A List of Good Transition Words to Use in a Research Paper. Well, the folks at Renkara have designed a great app to help you construct a.
May 16, · Easy Words to Use as Sentence Starters to Write Better Essays. Updated on March 28, Virginia Kearney. more. Virginia has been a university English instructor for over 20 years. She specializes in helping people write essays faster and easier. These transition words can help you to show that you are: 1. Adding an additional example or Reviews: school science homework help Words Help In Writing Essay fsu essay service beloved homework help.