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How to Write an Illustration EssayWhile an illustration essay is among the easiest to tackle, beware of it being too easy. It does require some thoughtto make it work. A few things to keep in mind while coming up with examples to prove your thesis include:1.Make sure your example makes a clear point. A long narrative about your personal feelings about winter may seem relevant to the topic, but it doesn't prove that most people hibernate.2.Before crafting your essay, spend some time brainstorming some good examples and then pick your top three -four examples. Once you have your strongest points, spend the time to carefully “illustrate” each example so that it's crystal clear to the reader that this helps prove your main point.3.Make sure that your thesis statement for this type of essay is not about arguing a position; rather it's about a phenomenon that exists.4.Transitioning between your examples takes some practice so that the essay doesn't read like a list of examples, because you start each new point with the phrase, “for example?‚?¦” Instead, find other words tha5.that help transition from point to point.As   with   all   essays,   the   format   of   an   illustrative  includes   an   introduction,   body,   and   conclusion.   Theintroduction states your thesis, the body provides examples of why the thesis is true, and the concInrhetoricandcomposition,illustrationrefers to anexampleoranecdoteused to explain, clarify, or justify a point. Adjective:illustrative."In writing an illustration," says James A. Reinking, "we try to show readers something truthful about our understanding of the world. They wouldn't read what we have written if they suspected we were unusually careless in our thinking, or if they thought we were trying to deceive them by skewing ourevidenceor distorting our examples"here are five basic component parts for students assigned to write an effective English language essay. The most important part of an essay is a strong thesis statement. Paragraphs come next and each paragraph has its own unique place and purpose in the work. Writers need to understand these purposes before proceeding with their essay.The introduction needs to draw readers in, frame your paper and establish what you want to sayGeneral Outline for an Illustration Essayintroduction•I Your introduction should hook your reader's attention.• Provide background information on your topic.• The introduction section should end with your thesis statement (or major claim):a clear statement of your main idea or point of view.

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