07 March 2018
Quick reference page for our favourite websites to help you punch-up your essays, speeches, articles and stories.
Not only helpful for English, but any subject with written tasks.
Keep in mind that these are just tools – you have to use your own judgement about whether to follow their suggestions.
Our favourite Thesaurus
Make your writing more interesting by not repeating the same words over and over again. Instead choose more evocative words.
Power Thesaurus is easier to use and suggests a better choice of words than thesaurus.com.
Sentence Length Visualiser
Past your paragraphs here to easily judge how monotonous your sentence lengths are. If you see a lot of one colour, you should probably revise some sentences.
Clichés usually make writing less interesting because readers have heard them so often that they no longer activate deep areas of our brains.
Run your draft through this tool to highlight overused, worn-out phrases. Then consider replacing them with your own vivid, original phrases which will grab your readers’ attention like a slap in the face… no, boring, try again… like dashcam footage on YouTube of a comet exploding over Russia.
We’ll add to this list as we discover resources worth sharing.