POWER WORDS FOR WRITING

 

When writing essays, you can convey your message more forcefully if you use more powerful words. The first column displays verbs which demonstrate conviction and purpose on the part of the writer. Following are two columns which deal with the most common form of essay, the compare / contrast. Consider using these words to more forcefully get your point across. These words should become a standard part of your essay writng skill by the time you take the exam in May.

 DESCRIPTIVE

VERBS

 COMPARE  CONTRAST

 Asserts

Compliments

Criticizes

Demonstrates

Embraces

Exemplifies

Illustrates

Indicates

Portrays

Reflects

Reveals

Signifies

Strengthens

Symbolizes

Undermines

 Agree

Also

As well

Both/all

In addition

In common

In comparison

Shares the view

Similarly

Too

 Conversely

Differently

Disagree

However

In contrast

None/either

On the other hand

Unlike