How to write a good argumentative essay using higher level vocabulary?

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May 25, 2018

Use a thesaurus for synonyms and words with strong connotations.


A thesaurus can come in handy when you're looking for higher level vocabulary. Just look one up online!
In an argumentative essay, words with strong connotations (positive for things you are arguing for, negative for things you are arguing against) are very important. You can use a thesaurus to find these too.

May 25, 2018

See below:


Whatever your topic is about, make sure you understand the "jargon" associated with it.

For instance, if you're writing an argumentative essay on the Cold War, make sure you incorporate terms in your paper such as "capitalism" and "communism", and "geopolitics".

Furthermore, you can use a thesaurus to look up synonyms for monotonous words, but don't add higher vocabulary just to add it: Make sure it fits the context of what you're talking about.

For instance, sticking with the Cold War example, it would be permissible to say:

"The United States and the Soviet Union were embroiled in conflict for a #color(blue)("very long time")#"

however, saying the conflict was #color(blue)("perpetual")# (meaning never ending), makes it seem like the conflict continues today.

Just be aware of how the higher-level word fits the context.

Hope this helps!