What are s...
2 years ago
Experienced and patient English tutor, all levels up to A level.
Take a look at this page which includes a table with connectives for different purposes:
I write to ask, humbly, for your consideration of this proposal:
You could also choose your basic connective, and then use a thesaurus for more sophisticated words.
Hope this helps a little.
Friendly 1-2-1 tutor for over two years. Passionate about education.
To make your essays sound more mature you want to be really focusing on structure. So, in your introduction, you want to outline exactly what you are talking about using sentence structures such as 'in the pages that follow, I will...'. Then, using connectives such as 'in addition', 'furthermore', 'contrastingly', 'comparatively', will really help showcase your work.
Hope this helps,
Primary Teacher with 15 years teaching experience. 11+ tuition.
Hello! Some of my favourite connectives include.... above all, in particular, notably, however, nevertheless! Hope that helps!
I'm an English Teacher and Private Tutor. I teach Primary - A Levels
Some really impressive connectives include:
I use the above-mentioned connectives myself. I hope you can benefit from using them. Good luck!
Noteably, evidently and presumably.
An enthusiastic English teacher with a proven success rate| EAL+SEN
Connectives are a great way to enhance your writing. Some impressive connectives include:
I hope you can benefit from using these connectives. Good luck!
Hi! I am a qualified Tutor with seven years teaching experience.
Hi Suzanne! You could try: Furthermore ( to add in support to what you have already stated. Also ' In addition') besides ( suggesting contrast) as a result of (causes and their effects) Remember, connectives generally are used only once in a sentence. Good luck!
Oxford-educated expert English teacher. Jump up the grades with me!
My absolute top tip for using great connectives is to think about the logic of them. What direction is your thought going in? Use the best connective to show that.
Are you adding a similar idea, in the same train of thought? If so, then the connective is like a + sign in maths. E.g. Furthermore, In addition...
Are you changing direction or giving the opposite point of view? Then the connective is more like a - sign in maths. e.g. However, On the other hand...
Are you coming back to your previous direction of thought? e.g. Nevertheless...
Are you just proceeding in a nice orderly chronological or prioritised list? In that case, there's nothing wrong with a super clear set of 'Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly...Lastly'
Lastly, (geddit?!) the big one: if you are getting to the stage of drawing a conclusion, which always happens at the end (though you can draw mini-conclusions as you go along too), then you need to pull out the = signs e.g. Therefore, Consequently, As a result...
What matters more than using big words is thinking well. So if need be, draw yourself a little diagram first in your plan for your writing and make sure you know how each point and para link together. Pick the connectives which SIGNPOST that logically, like a roadmap for your reader, and you'll do great.
Qualified English Teacher with a Master's in Law
It's great that you want to use impressive connectives to improve your writing!
I always think it's good to have a few favourites from each group:
For contrasting ideas I use: Nevertheless, In contrast and Conversely.
For an addition of ideas: Furthermore and In addition.
Find ones from each group that you feel comfortable with, and use with a range of powerful verbs and adjectives to further impress. This will allow you to go into the exam secure about your style of writing and able to concentrate on correctly answering the question.
Good Luck and please get in touch if you have further questions.
Friendly Literature and Language tutor experienced in Edexcel and AQA
Many students tend to use the word "shows" i.e "this shows the reader that..." etc. Try to use other synonyms to establish your confidence such as: connotes, alludes, suggests, highlights, emphasises, presents, displays and exhibits.
Supportive English Language and Literature Tutor from KS3 to A Level
However, Although, In conclusion, Yet, As a result, Furthermore, Firstly, Secondly
However, moreover, despite, furthermore, in addition to, similarly, yet, or a simple semicolon!
Hi there Suzanne,
What about these words?
1. In order to
2. In other words
3. To put it another way
4. That is to say
5. To that end
Adding additional information to support a point
8. What's more
11. Another key thing to remember
12. As well as
13. Not only… but also
14. Coupled with
15. Firstly, secondly, thirdly…
16. Not to mention/to say nothing of
Words and phrases for demonstrating contrast
18. On the other hand
19. Having said that
20. By contrast/in comparison
21. Then again
22. That said
Adding a proviso or acknowledging reservations
24. Despite this
25. With this in mind
26. Provided that
27. In view of/in light of
31. For instance
32. To give an illustration
36. In conclusion
37. Above all
Also, if you don't have time to write you essay, my company are always ready to write. Just go to our website - https://essaylab.com/
And place the order, if you want. Thank you. Good luck)
Scaling An Agency in 2022: Expert Advice
Complete Guide to Measuring Marketing Effectiveness
Think you can help?