Impressive English Essays For Advanced

Effective writers use a variety of types of sentences to keep the reader interested in what they are reading. Here are some of the different ways to write English sentences:

1. Use Transition Words to connect ideas in sentences. Pay attention to how you begin and end your sentences. Use sentence beginnings and endings to cue readers about your most important point

Readers expect what they already know to be at the beginning of a sentence and new information at the end. One way to put this is that the beginning of the sentence or paragraph should transition/show relationship of a new idea to what you've said previously.

Everyone knows that teachers earn low wages. In spite of meager salaries, most teachers report great satisfaction with their jobs; however, most teachers quit after five years. Is this high turnover rate caused by the fact that the profession is dominated by women? No one knows for sure but statistics indicate---

2. Use Cumulative sentences: start with the main idea and then add modifiers to amplify or illustrate it.

  • Mary Morrison became a teacher because she wanted to open minds, instill values and create new opportunities for students who lived in poor, inner-city housing projects.

3. Use Periodic sentences: start with the modifiers and put the main idea at the end.

  • Blowing roofs off buildings, knocking down many trees, and severing power lines, the storm caused extensive damage.

Use a variation of the periodic sentence which has: subject, modifiers, verb.

  • Raul Martinez, who works in jeans and loafers and likes to let a question cure in the air before answering it, never fit in with the corporate environment.

4. Use Balanced Sentences: two main clauses which are parallel in their structure are put together. This often works is the two clauses have a contrasting meaning.

  • The fickleness of the women I love is equaled only by the infernal constancy of the women who love me. (Shaw)
  • If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. (George Orwell)

5. Use different lengths of sentences. Most English sentences are 1-2 times of printed type. Make your sentences more interesting by having some sentences which are very short, and a few that are longer.

6. Use Occasional Questions? Exclamations! or Commands. Don't overdo this one, but it can be very effective to occasionally use one of these sorts of sentences to speak more directly to your reader.

50 Essays Vocabulary Words

tending to complain; whining
relating to quantity; measurable
indifferent, calm, and unconcerned
demonstrating or applying and undiscriminating or unselective approach
attributing human characteristics to non humans
pretend something, invent something
relieve something unpleasant
in vein, having no useful result
confident; cheerfully optimistic
desire to benefit humanity
refinement; upper class status
practical way of thinking about results
offspring; something resulting
snobby and pretentious manner
too concerned with formal rules and details
passionate argument, often controversial
making people angry or excited, sexually arousing
candor-honest; directness
alter something to make less strong
get rid of something completely
very knowledgeable through study
something coming before; word that subsequent word refers to
deliberate repetition of words or sentence structure for effect
a figure of speech in which an attribute is used to represent the whole thing
create or arise; have offspring
authorization to do something
belief that people are insincere
vicarious understanding of another's feelings; especially due to similar or shared experience
strongly negative feeling
conflict of ideas or attitudes; uncertainty
a message with an instructive purpose
the concurrent response of two or more of the senses to the stimulation of one
advance knowledge of things
gloomy, mournful; especially to an excessive degree
somebody with right or skill, a word or phrase that modifies or restricts the meaning of another word or phrase
a mild but earnest rebuke
sulky or ill-tempered in a peevish manner
not restrained by moral or ethical principals
unchanging or unchangeable
direct opposite; figure of speech that use words or phrases to contrast each other to create a balanced effect
determine number or extent of something
bitter verbal or written attack
to refute, to prove false, to deny the truth of something
essential attribute, official requirement
useful, of value or benefit to something or someone
hostility; extreme hatred
hypothesis; suggestion that might be true
ineffective; unlikely to be successful
bitter sharp in tone, taste, or manner
rude or arrogant, lack of respect
flagrant, conspicuously bad or offensive
seeking of pleasure as a way of life
withholding information; not sincere
believability, willingness to believe
figure of speech in which part of something is used to signify the whole
relating to senses and the sense organs
act of verifying or ratifying something
abstruse; difficult to understand

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