Contains 15 essay examples
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This book utilizes a step-by-step process for simplified writing of academic essays. It discusses essay building blocks (paragraphs, topic sentences, and supporting details), patterns of development (cause and effect, comparison and contrast, definition, illustration/exemplification, and narration), introduction, body, and conclusion. It also details the writing process from start to finish, including ways to generate essay ideas. It is full of examples and activities to help the reader learn and progress.
Also included are explanations of 15 different types of essays that are defined and exemplified through 5-paragraph miniessays. The examples include: Analytical, Argumentative, Cause, Comparison and Contrast, Critical Analysis, Definition (Specific), Definition (Subjective), Descriptive, Effect, Expository, Illustration/Exemplification, Narration, Persuasive, Process (Information), and Process (Direction) essays. Each mini-essay has an introduction, body, and conclusion. If readers simply follow and expand upon the examples provided, then they will be able to write quality essays.
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