The essay needs to appeal to the reader with new and interesting information.
You need a logical plan: clearly cue the reader with strategies such as a clear and transitions.
You need clear definitions. Define key terms that are associated with the topic.
Carefully use the Oxford English Dictionary, plus your own experiences and observations.
The Definition Essay's Structure
Introduction This should include a generic definition of your term or even an attention-grabbing fact. Then, give the Oxford English Dictionary's definition and document it by saying in the sentence that you found this information in the Oxford English Dictionary. Be sure to indicate if you used the online version. Next, you may give a contradiction to your term to contrast it End your introduction by giving a direct, explicit thesis statement, explaining the main message of the essay. You may write this in the form a forecasting statement (thesis statement that forecasts the supporting ideas'subtopics
Body - In your essay's body, you need to provide several different points that construct the definition. You may provide background information, but it is not necessary. Each point should have its own paragraph
Point 1: This will include the first component of your definition. You will need to give your analysis details for how the example substantiates your definition.
Point 2: This is the second aspect of your term Once again, give an example and provide analysis details
Point 3 and additional points: Continue with examples and analysis/details until you are satisfied that you have completely developed your definition.
You may use a variety of techniques, including but not limited to description, narration, cause, and effect, comparison and contrast, and exemplification.
Conclusion Your conclusion should give an overview of the points. The attention grabber.at the beginning of your essay should be brought back in to tie everything neatly together. (Refer to the Cannibalism essay)