Last Updated on March 21, 2023 by Ralph Nyadzi
Are you looking for the right words and phrases for writing essays in high school, polytechnic or university?
Make sure to use a good number of the expressions below to improve your essay.
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These phrases for writing essays at the high school or tertiary level will take your essay writing skills to another level.
The appropriate use of the expressions below can do a lot of good to the quality of your essay.
All you need to do is to choose the words (vocabulary items), phrases or whole sentences below that appeal to you most and also suit your purpose for writing the essay.
Here is one outcome I can assure you of. That is if you’re able to appropriately use these words and phrases for writing essays.
Your essays will always sound smart and attract very high marks.
The expressions for essay writing in this post are good for all manner of candidates.
In fact, for your WASSCE or NECO/SSCE English Language paper, I will urge you to take these words, sentences and phrases for writing essays very seriously.
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Useful Expressions for Essays Writing
It is aimed at revamping the economy to make it buoyant
I call on all seated here to …………………
Let’s rally behind our new leadership
In our bid to stamp out corruption
All major stakeholders in education
There is an urgent need to come up with appropriate policies
It will have far-reaching implications/consequences
People from all walks of life
The solutions to this menace are not far fetched
We need to chart a new course in our quest to free ourselves from the shackles of poverty, disease and ignorance
On the social front,……….
On the economic front, ……………….
Pragmatic programmes are needed ……………………
In the political sphere, ………………..
It is against the backdrop of this chaotic situation that we assumed office……………….
We must shelve our differences
We must bury our differences
Let’s forge ahead in unity
It is high time you took this matter seriously
They didn’t hesitate in embracing the idea
Myriad (countless) problems
I deem it crucial
It is kind of you to bestow this honour on me
Render dedicated service
We stand to benefit
I cannot but appreciate your kindness
Brave the danger
Pose a threat to one national security
Apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime
Stamp out the menace of armed robbery
Bring the situation under control
The armed robbers continue to leave a tall trail of atrocities
It could be attributed to
Fight the menace of child-trafficking
Bring the situation under control
Curtail/curb the menace
Night patrols should be stepped up
It is our collective responsibility to ……………
Milk the country’s coffers stone dry
It is a big source of worry/headache
This gives cause for concern
The rumours came in the wake of the arrest of three pastors on the suspicion that ……..
The shattered economy
A careful analysis of the problem indicates that ……
We could cite indiscipline as a major contributory factor to……………
Added to this is …………
The proliferation of small arms is one cause of ………………
This would enhance our capacity to deal decisively with the menace of …
They have unleashed a reign of terror on our roads and communities.
I went through a harrowing experience
The danger is looming large and we need to nip it in the bud
Let’s take action before something untoward happens
I have been compelled to write and express my disgust at the growing spate of internet fraud among our youth
There is no gainsaying the fact that all is not well with our educational system
It has yielded no results
This current situation clearly negates our efforts to minimize, if not eliminate drug trafficking from our body-politic
The nefarious activities of these criminals create panic, fear and insecurity
Consequently, it behoves the government to act quickly to forestall disaster
We are sending out the wrong signals to prospective investors
We need to combat the spate of deviant behaviour in our society
Parents must be at the forefront of the fight against teenage pregnancy
The NCCE must assume centre stage in this public awareness creation effort
It is an understatement to say that discipline has collapsed in our schools
Considering the complex nature of the problem…….
All hands need to be on deck
Punishment for such behaviour should be more deterrent.
The law regarding environmental degradation should be given teeth and be made to bite.
The state/government must put in place measures/mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the performance of teachers/police/supervisors, contractors etc.
Above all/ Lastly/In a nutshell/To crown it all
His health is failing rapidly
Stringent measures are needed to stabilize the situation
Worst of all
There is no doubt that the growing rate of unemployment poses a grave danger to social stability
We must not, as a people, relent in our efforts to create better opportunities for our young graduates
It must be emphasized that
This will ginger (motivate) everybody to ………….
There is therefore an urgent need for us to ……………
I believe you’ll rise to the occasion and prove the sceptics wrong
We need to stem the alarming tide of road accidents
There should be no delay in instilling a high sense of sanity/ discipline in road users
A couple of years back
Vehicles plying our roads should be subjected to thorough checks to ascertain their roadworthiness
Lake transport could be made safer if life jackets, life rafts and fire extinguishers are available in cases of emergency.
That there are serious lapses in the enforcement of safety measures cannot be overemphasized.
It is an open secret that …..
The lack of maintenance culture is the bane of our society
Many problems continue to bedevil the education sector
This can boost tourism
Everybody must strive to contribute their quota toward this all-important national effort to eradicate malaria…….
Food production has plummeted (fallen) sharply
It cannot be denied that
The industry boomed/ flourished/ grew
The drastic decline in the fortunes of our national football teams could be attributed to
Prices have sky–rocketed/ increased sharply
Given this deplorable state of affairs, we need to …
It has the potential to…..
We must remove the bottlenecks which tend to hinder (militate against) the growth of the industry
Address (solve) the problem
Make a headway
It has the tendency to ruin your future
You can still live up to your promise
I pray for your speedy recovery
I do not wish to belabour (flog) this point/issue, except to add that…….
Let’s put it behind us and move forward
We can then showcase our school as a model of discipline
To forestall (prevent) such occurrences in the future
It was a traumatic experience
It is mind–boggling how such huge sums of money could have disappeared under the very nose of the director
This school is not without its fair share of problems
We should not gloss over (ignore) these apparent systemic weaknesses
A breakthrough can still be achieved
Any false move on the part of the defenders could spell the doom of our team
Enrolment in tertiary institutions has appreciated (increased) significantly
Acute accommodation problems
I have my misgivings/doubts about his sincerity
There is a need to institute preventive measures, not curative ones.
Such viable projects would do our community a world of good
The astronomical rental charges/bills, prices are killing our businesses
We need to take a second look at this policy due to its obvious failure
Government must hold consultations with all major players in this sector
Durable solutions can be found if……….
in the meantime
Let me reiterate (emphasize) my long-held, view/ belief that ……
We must join hands to fight this common enemy
Of late, there has been a public outcry against the ostentatious lifestyle of some of our pastors and ministers.
More often than not, ……..
Colossal (huge/large) sums of money
Your irritating (offensive) behaviour
His recent misfortunes/exploits readily come to mind
The needless death of the patient is a clear manifestation of sheer incompetence on the part of the hospital authorities
Workers’ salaries are grossly inadequate
Each time doctors embark on strike action, they hold the whole nation to ransom
She harbours bad feelings against me
All is not well with discipline in this school
This justifies the need for draconian rules to deal a fatal blow to the practice of occultism
She had the foresight to institute a founders’ day on her assumption of office
The requisite resources must be provided
They only suffered mild injuries
This obviously raises a fundamental question: Who is responsible for road maintenance in this country?
It is a recipe for disaster
It is the contention of this writer that the manager is culpable in this clear case of negligence and dereliction of duty
The police too have a case to answer
Our roads have become death traps
Not too long ago, ……………….
It has hitherto (up till now) yielded no fruitful dividends
I would like to draw your attention to three negative developments
The time has come for all of us to put our shoulders to the wheel and help solve this problem once and for all.
Drivers must be held liable for their acts of commission and omission (their actions and inactions)
We cannot afford to throw up our arms in despair
This behaviour of yours is going a shade too far
This is refreshing news
There was a loud silence in the room
An equally important factor is …………
These conflicts do not augur well for national progress
The three regions continue to lag (not lack) behind in terms of development
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