Learn how to ACE your writing test and write better essays by “showing, not telling” with 1000 ready-to-use example sentences created by experts.
Has this happened to you before?
You take a final glance at your writing piece.
The structure is clean, and the sentences flow smoothly. You cut all the fluff, so your wording is clear and concise. You seemed to check all the boxes in your “perfect essay” checklist.
Even though the essay looks fine, something doesn’t feel right.
And that’s exactly the point: your essay is just FINE.
When only 30% of applicants get a scholarship or selective school offer, every time you’re settling for fine, you’re missing out on a spot.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Here’s a secret that will turn your essays from FINE to INCREDIBLE… keep reading…
You know the type of people who gather a crowd while describing what they had for dessert?
I know, right? How do they manage to excite people with something so trivial?
Well, here’s the deal.
They don’t just list things they’ve eaten. Instead, they “show” their dessert with words and paint the picture that makes your mouth water and crave for more.
Just see how famous authors Jane and Michael Stern write about an apple pie:
“The crust is as crunchy as a butter cookie, so brittle that it cracks audibly when you press it with your fork; grains of cinnamon sugar bounce off the surface as it shatters.”
They don’t just describe the pie. They show it and evoke emotions.
And that’s exactly what you need to write more captivating essays.
Instead of looking at your writing piece as a collection of nouns, verbs, and adjectives, look at it as a collection of feelings and emotions.
Let me give you an example.
Look at the paragraph below:
I didn’t even notice my mother coming into my room. She comforted me and told me there was going to be another competition! I was so excited. I decided that I was going to put in my best effort and win the contest once and for all.
That’s not bad writing. But it isn’t amazing either.
How can we make it more interesting?
By identifying emotions and “showing” them instead of simply “telling.”
There’s encouragement, excitement, and hope in the story. Let’s try and show those:
I didn’t even notice my mother coming into my room. She grinned and raised an eyebrow – there was going to be another competition after all! My eyes widened and my jaw dropped halfway to the floor. I decided that I was going to put in my best effort and win the contest once and for all.
Didn’t it immediately put the movie scene into your head? Suddenly, a simple paragraph makes magic and the characters come alive.
Now, I know what you think.
I don’t have writing talent. How in the world can I come up with original ideas for every emotion? How can I sound interesting instead of cheesy and cliché?
No worries! Exam Success has got you covered.
What we’ve seen is that 99% of students struggle with finding the right words to make their stories more personal and interesting. They either use wrong details or just come across as awkward.
What’s worse, the students had nowhere to turn for help since most of the books on writing are missing the mark.
They focus too much on raw theory, structure, and grammar and never give any specific tactics on how to write better instantly.
That’s when we realized we could create something better.
So Exam Success experts took everything they know and bundled it up into a comprehensive book 1,000 Example Sentences to Help You ‘Show’, Not ‘Tell’, in Writing.
It’s exactly what you need to turn your narrative into a top-notch writing piece and earn that high score.
1,000 Example Sentences to Help You ‘Show’, Not ’Tell is more than a book – it’s a comprehensive reference guide to start writing better in a matter of minutes.
With a whooping thousand of ready-to-use sentences organized in groups of 50 emotions, you can turn your average essay into a masterpiece in just 4 easy steps:
Tada! Your essay just instantly got better.
Here’s the best part.
You shouldn’t limit your storytelling by “showing” human emotions only. Unlock your creativity and show surroundings to convey the mood, describe appearance to reveal the character, or focus on the actions to add dynamics to your story.
The book has sentence examples for them all.