Essay Lesson 5

Essay Lesson 5

Essay Lesson 5: Extended Definition Essay OBJECTIVES For this exam, you will

■ use the writing process to write an essay using extended definition

■ Write an effective thesis statement

■ Develop paragraphs using topic sentences, adequate detail, supporting evidence, and transitions

■ Develop critical reading skills

■ Use responsible research methods to locate appropriate secondary sources

■ use modern Language Association citation and documentation style to reference secondary source material correctly and appropriately

■ Quote, paraphrase, and summarize secondary source material correctly and appropriately

■ use the conventions of standard written American English to produce correct, well-written essays INTRODUCTION As our culture evolves, the language we use to express ourselves changes too. To fully understand the world in which we live, it’s important to fully comprehend the depth and breadth of the words that we use to describe it. Words that have more than definition or more than one meaning enrich not only our vocabulary, but also our lives. Topic: Write a 1,500–1,700 word extended definition essay using either the word friend or the word family
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