Case 1: Illustration/Example Essay
Length: no less than 700 words, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt font size
This essay is to consist of your own thoughts, words, and ideas. No secondary sources are to be used in this essay.
The first person “I” is not used in a formal essay.
For this assignment, you will choose one term from the list below and define the term using illustration and example, making sure that the definition is your own and that it is not simply a paraphrasing of a definition shared elsewhere.
A well-organized essay has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning, or introduction, should include an opening sentence to grab your reader’s attention. Follow the opening sentence with a brief background on the topic or situation. The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay, which in this case, would be the defining of a term.
A well-supported essay includes supporting points, details, and examples. An essay with three points may be divided into three body paragraphs, one for each point describing the term. Each body paragraph must begin with a topic sentence that states the main point of the paragraph.
The conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and/or closes with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world.
Be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar, punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence skills will lower a final grade. A grade will be determined based on the Module 1 Case expectations and the Trident University General Education rubric for English found in the course syllabus.
- Write a definition essay (no less than 700 words in length) that states an original thesis statement.
- Demonstrate the ability to write clearly and cohesively when expressing one’s ideas and/or intended purpose.
- Demonstrate the ability to clearly state and support a thesis in an organized and cohesive essay.