Cat 4 Emotive Vocab Analysis
That being said, Cat 4 emotive vocab is the most undesirable among the 4 when individuals are learning emotive vocab. It may be useful in certain essay settings but individuals are looking for vocab phrases that can be used in almost ANY essay. They want universality. In addition, a child who is finding ways to extend and improve his/her essay quality usually does not require cat 4 type of emotive vocab.
For instance, the child has the gist of the essay plot on his/her paper. Example:
Bob was so angry, he hit his friend.
The child already has the mechanics of the action down as part of his intended storyline. And even if he/she were to replace it with a cat 4 example as shown above (this expression was taken from a vocab list provided by a school teacher), the sentence …show more content…
In addition, Word length did not increase much. Only three extra words…
Cat 1 vocab is not very useful in beginner’s essay. Indeed, learning 5 synonyms of 'happy' might increase your child's chances in Paper 2 (vocab and comprehension), but in essay writing, the child does not need to emphasize how happy he is 5 times in 5 different words. Learning a word or two for each emotive state would be suffice.
Cat 3 is pretty useful as it is pretty universal across essay settings to a large degree. When a character experiences anger, no matter the essay setting, there are certain bodily reactions that will always surface. The problem is that devoted a whole paragraph of bodily reactions is just odd. Imagine describing areas of the character's body from his/her eyes, to the ears, to the nose, the mouth, the cracked voice, tensed shoulders, fisted palms... You get what I mean. In some cases, cat 3 vocab for certain type of emotions are highly lacking. Vocab describing sadness is a prime example.
I lifted this from some vocab list (targeted at Upper Secondary school students) I found a while back. The list offers these ten expressions for