Poetic techniques associate one thing to another — typically through an equation or a tension.
The key elements every analytical paragraph must contain—with notes on how to manage each.
Strong introductions raise problems that theses resolve. Think of your paper as a detective story; here’s how to set the scene of the crime.
Good theses and topic sentences show relationships, embody tensions, and identify a road map ahead—here’s how.
Model paragraphs incorporate alternate explanations; here’s two ways to refute, modify and reconcile counterarguments to make yours stronger
Good paragraphs start with good quotes. Here’s how to incorporate and analyze them with multiple lenses.
Learn how to identify your weak sentences—and use these three techniques to turn them into strong ones.
Strong analytical sentences don’t just make a point — they show why a point matters. Use these four sentence constructions for maximum impact.
Subordinate Clauses are essential to contextualizing points and establishing counterpoint — here’s how to use them.
Dangling Participles are perhaps the most common grammatical issue out there—here’s how to fix them.
Good analytical writing doesn’t say what is definitively true, but what is probably true. Use these words to set the proper tone.
The words every essay writer should use for polished analytical sentences.
Start your sentences with these transition words to make your writing sound truly polished.