12 Mar 2013

Checklist: Words to Use in an Essay


1 In Addition (1) besides this, (2) furthermore, (3) also, (4) as well as, (5) on top of this, (6) foremost (7) firstly, secondly, thirdly, (8) firstly, lastly, finally, (9) likewise
2 To Give an Example (1) For example, (2) for instance, (3) in particular, particularly (4) specifically (5) to illustrate (6) this is shown by (7) such as 
3 To Indicate a Cause or a Reason (1) since, (2) because, (3) because of, due to (4) as (5) by this, (6) through this, (7) as a result of this.
4 To show the result or effect (1) consequently, (2) hence, (3) so, (4) therefore, (5) thus.
5 To Express an Opinion (1) this suggests, (2) this makes us feel that, (3) this makes it clear that, (4) create the effect (mood/tone) of (6) seems (7) we could say (argue) that, it could be said that, (8) we could interpret this two ways (9) the author sets up (or ‘builds up’) the idea of (9) in this character, we see...

6 To Prove (1) attest (2) to evidence (3) testify (4) endorsed (5) supported, (6) to be proven (7) established.

7 Compare and Contrast (1) On one hand, on the other hand, (2) in comparison, (3) similarly, likewise (4) in contrast, (5) but, (6) however, (7) although, (8) yet, nevertheless, despite this, (9) even so, all the same.
8 Time: after, before, currently, during, eventually, at present, now, then, before this, meanwhile, eventually, suddenly, formerly, immediately, as soon as, initially, later, once, subsequently, hitherto, henceforth.
9 To Summarize: (1) Overall, (2) to summarize, (3) in summary, (4) in conclusion, (5) to sum up, (6) briefly, (7) in brief.

10 Making Judegements: (1) dominant, (2) important, (3) significant, (4) prevailing, (5) absolute,  (6) exactly, (7) roughly, (8) almost, (9) most, (10) demean, (11) diminish, (12) magnifiy, (13) mentioned, (14) referred to, (15) explicitly, (15) clearly, (16) literally, (17) exactly, (18) precisely, (19) several, (20) numerous, (21) endless, (22) limitless, (23) infinitely greater, (24) various

11 Writing About what Other People Said or Wrote (1) to voice (2) to express