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Katie Klein

on 3 February 2013

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Transcript of EXAMPLE ESSAY

DEVELOPMENT BY EXAMPLE EXPOS - STRATEGY I Development by EXAMPLE killer example essay Examples in an essay support, clarify, interest, and persuade. First paragraph presents the thesis. DEVELOPING THE ESSAY Are my examples relevant? HOW TO REVISE EXAMPLES lack of specific details PROBLEMS TO AVOID Your task is to provide enough specific examples to support your general statements, in order to make them both clear and convincing. Clear examples can add vivid details that hold the reader’s attention while explaining points. YOU WILL PROBABLY USE EXAMPLES IN EVERY ESSAY YOU WRITE. Learning to support, explain, or clarify your assertions by clear, thoughtful examples will help you develop virtually every piece of writing you are assigned. This is the most widely used expository strategy therefore it is the most important. Each paragraph contains a topic sentence and as many effectively arranged examples as necessary to explain and support each point. Last paragraph concludes the essay. Does it support, clarify, or explain the general statement it illustrates?
Does it provide readers with additional info subject under discussion?
Keep purpose in mind: don’t wander off point
Keep audience in mind: Is information provided relevant to particular readers? Are my examples well chosen? Consider a number to choose from, evaluate each, and then choose best ones Are there enough examples to make each point clear and persuasive? Put yourself in the reader’s shoes.
Risk over explaining rather than leaving reader confused or unconvinced. examples might be relevant but explanations are too general, vague or brief to be helpful
examples need to be adequately detailed so reader receives the full persuasive impact for each one lack of coherence never provide a sense of interruption in flow of thought from one example to the next
arrange examples in order that best explains the major point presented by topic sentence
avoid a listing effect by using transitional devices where necessary to ensure easy movement from example to example, point to point
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