2 How would you explain the relationship between and among these people?
3 What is a definition/ information essay? Way of explaining a term, relationship, or idea that might be unfamiliar to the intended audience.You may define a term (gaming addiction)Thing (perfume pills)Relationship (how businesses are utilizing virtual world technology)Idea/ Philosophy (Ethics of using drone technology in the military)
4 Purpose Inform Persuade the audience about something they do not already understandPersuadeYour audience of the importance of your topic/ idea/ etc.
5 Extended Definitions Define the term/ idea/ object/ philosophy itself ForkDalmatianThe class to which it belongsUtensilBreed of dogDistinguishing CharacteristicsTwo or more prongsUsed for eating or serving foodOriginated in DalmatiaHas short, smooth coat with black or dark brown spots
6 An Extended Definition is Specific and Focused Focus on a specific term, idea, relationship, or objectDiscuss that one thing in great detailRelate it to the audience using description and illustration
7 It Makes A Point- Thesis Thesis usually includes a brief definition of the term and why it is worth reading about.Use of drones, or unmanned aircraft used by the military for espionage or attacking purposes by the military, is a highly unethical.The act of giving students computers which can be taken home is a practice that only distracts students from their classwork.
8 Use other Patterns of Development to Clarify NarrateIllustrate- use stories and examplesProcess- How it worksCompare and Contrast- define what it is and what it is notClassify it into a categoryDivide- show all of its partsCause and EffectArgue its value or ethics
9 Sufficient Distinguishing Characteristics and Details Use Vivid LanguageMake the Reader Fully Understand what the term isMention many characteristics of what the term isAddress misconceptions so the reader can distinguish it from similar ideasHow online college classes are different from on campus classes
10 Writing the Essay- Prewriting Read InformationGenerate IdeasNarrow the topic to a specific termFind specific information and examplesBrainstorm with a friendConsider your purposeAudiencePoint of ViewIdentify Distinguishing Characteristics and supporting Details
11 Thesis and Organizing Develop a working thesis statement Briefly defines term and tells why it is importantEvaluate your ideasDo you have enough informationFacts, descriptions, expert testimonyDecide on the reader’s journeyWhat order should you present informationOutline it all
12 Writing the Draft Include enough details and information Consider including history or etymology of the term- where it came fromUse transitionsWrite an effective introductionGet the reader’s attentionMake sure the thesis is complex enough to be discussed for the entire paperWrite a Conclusive ConclusionReinforce the thesisDraw essay to a satisfying close
13 Re-Vision Concentrate on ideas and organization This improves grades by lettersGrammar and spelling improves grades by +Think of other terms/ ideas that could be defined by your essayIf there is one, you must change somethingExceptionsHow do you deal with what does not “fit” your defintion?
14 Edit and ProofreadOnly do this after a well revised essay as been madeCUPS (Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling)Improve wording and awkwardnessCheck In-text Citations and Works CitedDouble check formatting etc. on turnitin and Word