An exemplification essay is a type of essay in which a writer explains a term or proves an argument with the help of examples. It is an illustrative essay that convinces reader to writer’s point of view. It’s a type of creative writing, so planning is very important to maintain its flow. An exemplification essay needs your attention towards selection of the topic, very seriously.
The topic should be clear and if possible, it should be conciliatory. Controversial topics are also good but they need additional effort to convince readers’ to your opinion. Next to planning, introduction is very important. It should be powerful and convincing. An introduction determines that your essay will get substantial readership or not. It should be alarming to the reader not surprising.
Moreover, the body of an exemplification essay is ought to be different from a normal one. It needs illustrative, relevant and positive examples. Irrelevant and weak examples give a bad impression to readers. Examples should be chosen carefully so they will appeal readers. They should be comprehensive and follow the central theme of essay. Effective use of relevant examples will enhance your writing and will give unbeatable vitality and intensity to your essay.
You can use both brief and comprehensive examples to support your point of view. These examples can use frequently within an essay to illustrate basic theme. An example should be succinct. Long and detailed examples will be apathetic for readers. They will feel bore; instead of making influential, these examples will ruin the format of your essay.
In an exemplification essay, as you are emphasizing on your topic through examples. So, try to manage them, according to the demand of topic. You can also add facts, anecdotes and social stories in your essay to support your topic. Try to use them in a way that will grab the readers’ attention and will urge them to read on.
The conclusion of an exemplification essay should be powerful too. It is an important paragraph that leaves a strong and long lasting impression on readers mind. It should sum or wrap up all important points of the essay. It should be a precise revision of previous ideas. Don’t include any new idea in conclusion; just wrap your essay with your main theme.
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Alex @ May 31, 2010
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