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Some students may forget about the thesaurus when they're working on a school paper. This can be a mistake as a thesaurus can enhance their work, widen their vocabulary, and elevate their communication skills. For that to happen, however, you need to employ your thesaurus effectively. To learn how you can do that, read the post below.

How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly

  1. The first step is recognizing when you need help from a thesaurus. This can be easy to identify: is there a word you're overusing or something you wish you could say differently? If you answered "Yes," you may need a thesaurus.
  2. Once you're aware of your need for a thesaurus, you will have to search for the word you want to replace. Keep in mind that the search will depend on the type of thesaurus you have (which can be an online thesaurus, an alphabetical thesaurus, or a Roget-type thesaurus).
  3. If you want to employ the thesaurus correctly, you need to understand how context can modify the meaning of words. For that reason, when choosing a replacement word, ensure it won't morph the meaning of the message you're trying to send.
  4. Lastly, you should use your thesaurus with caution. Overusing it can, once again, modify the sense of what you want to communicate. Also, don't choose random replacement words: if you're unsure of one of their meanings, look it up in the dictionary to avoid confusion.

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