Date of publication: 2017-09-01 14:03
In order to write a Definition or Concept essay, you will need to think about the different parts or aspects of your subject. By taking the concept apart and describing the different parts, it helps us to understand the whole more completely.
If there is one type of English essay that holds virtually limitless opportunities for exploration, it is the concept essay. By culling your knowledge and personal experience and combining it with vivid, colorful examples, you can make a concept essay a uniquely personal and memorable experience -- for both you and the reader.
Think about what you already know about your subject and then find out what you don 8767 t know. You are educating someone about a topic, so make sure you know as much as possible about it. Once you have done your research, you will decide how much of it to use. You don 8767 t want to put every piece of information in the essay, but you need enough detail so that someone unfamiliar with the concept will be able to understand it once he has read your paper.
Organize your ideas by putting them in an outline. The Purdue Online Writing Lab discusses the importance of creating an outline and gives ideas on how to get started (see Resources section). By organizing your ideas, you will start to get the overall form of your paper. You can see which ideas are alike and should be grouped together. Also, you will see which ones do not fit and should be eliminated.
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Often, you will be assigned a topic on which to write. However, you may get the opportunity to choose from a wide range of subjects or to come up with your own topic. Look for something that interests you. If you are interested in the theme, you will be more likely to write in a way that makes others interested as well. Concept essays themes tend to be more abstract than the topics for other essays. For example, you may be asked to write about the racism, communication or wisdom.
Writers then must move towards outlining the paper to writing each section of the paper. Writing the sections one at a time will help to break down the long task of actually writing the paper. Finally, edit and revise the paper to ensure that it reads well.
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These are merely suggestions. The best measure for what your focus and thesis statement should be the document itself and the demands of your writing situation. Remember that the main thrust of your thesis statement should be on how the document creates meaning and accomplishes its purposes. The OWl has additional information on writing thesis statements.
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