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  • The Process and the Definition Essay “ it is important to mix WARM water with the yeast so that the bread rises correctly!”
  • Directional Process Essay
    • Essay offers specific instructions on how to do something or how to make something (such as telling a ghost story or how to bake a cake).
    • Consider this the “How To” process essay!
  • Example: How to Make Mexican Paper Flowers
  • Informative Process Essay
    • Works to explain HOW or WHY a process works.
    • For example, explain how a combustion engine in the car works.
    • Explaining how and why a black hole emerges!
  • Example: Supernovas – why stars die
  • Elements in the essay
    • Introduction
      • Determines, and lets the reader know, what kind of process essay this will be!
      • Hook should work to grab attention of the reader by engaging the senses!
      • Frame should let reader know if they are in for a “how to” or “information” essay.
      • Thesis should be clear and to the point.
  • Support Paragraphs: There should be at least 3
    • For both “how to” and “information” essays, take the reader step by step though the process!
    • Each paragraph should reflect a different part of the process (hint, if you are teaching how to make a pie, divide up your process broadly so paragraphs are longer than 2 sentences! A good paragraph should at least be 4-5 sentences long)
  • Conclusion
    • For “how to” essays – conclude by letting the reader know what they should have at the end of your described process. Offer a good summary and a complete picture!
    • For “information” essays – comment on the importance or significance of the process. Why should we, the reader, care? What is important for us to remember in the end and why?
    • For both kinds of process essays – remember to touch upon the thesis statement once again!
  • Definition Essay
    • 3 types of definitions:
      • Formal
      • Restricted
      • Extended – Most common.
  • Formal
      • Formal:
        • dictionary meaning of the word that offers:
          • 1) the term (the thing or idea)
          • 2) the class (where the term belongs)
          • 3) the differentiation (how it differs from others in its class)
  • Formal Example
    • Term Class Differentiation
    • Twitter Social Media Micro-blogging
    • in 140 characters
    • Facebook Social Media a free-access social
    • networking website
    • operated & privately
    • owned by Facebook, Inc
  • Restrictive
    • When we limit or place terms on a definition/ the meaning of the phrase or term for a particular discussion:
      • Slang – such as the term “bread” for money.
      • “ Private” or “insider” definitions of a term or idea such as “Barry White” - a romantic soul singer from the 1970s but in my family a “Berry White” referred to a guy who “slickly” tried to hit on you. A used car Casanova sales-person.
  • Extended
    • Looking at a term or in an extended and deep way – this often is used for academic papers:
    • Example
      • Cosmopolite:
        • (formal definition) from the Greek, meaning citizen of the world.
        • Early Greek stoics promoted that we should be citizens of our world first and of our community second.
        • Roman stoics also promoted this philosophy – especially Marcus Aurelius who used to philosophy to justify taking over other cultures-=cosmopolitanism as universalism
  • Cosmopolitanism Continued
    • Cosmopolitanism as universalism becomes an excuse for empire (As in Roman Empire and later other nationalities will take up this banner such as Hitler).
    • Cosmopolitanism and Religion
      • Many spiritual doctrines are expressed as universalism/cosmopolitanism – our ideas should be accepted universally.
  • Cosmopolitanism Continued
    • Cosmopolitanism and Globalization
      • Seen as a way to standardize cultures, ideas and influences.
      • Seen as a way to justify one particular economic mode – capitalism- that will unite the world.
      • Seen as the promotion of a world government that will eventually regulate international relations.
      • I do not wish to promote any of these concepts – I wish to promote what I term the “rooted” cosmopolitanism (this is a form of restrictive definition)
  • Rooted Cosmopolite
    • “ Rootless” cosmopolite = someone who belongs to the “world” but does not have roots in a place – a local place.
    • A rooted cosmopolite = someone who has roots to a local place (such as a nation), but he or she understands that in a globalized world, we must also think in a cosmo or global way as our shoes are made in china, our coffee comes from Africa, and our computer software is composed in Ireland and India.
  • In the last example I used:
    • A formal definition
    • Restrictive definition
    • Synonym
    • Example
    • Description
    • Compare and contrast
    • Division and classification
    • Negation (what cosmopolitanism is not – universalism)