Means of Emphasis in English Writing



In the recent past, as the teaching quality of English course has steadily improved, students’ basic knowledge of English is much stronger than before. The once popular mistakes in spelling, grammar and syntax are less witnessed in their compositions. Nevertheless, judging by the examples of students of different levels, we presume that their writing are not very emphatic, colorful, or even very prosaic. Upon elaborate analysis, we find that they the phenomenon mainly arises from students’ lack of specific writing techniques, of which emphasize ranks very high on the list. This essay analyzes the significance of emphatic writing, and summarizes some approaches to help students attain emphasis in their writing.


English writing; Writing techniques; Means of emphasis

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