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Example Essays

  1. 1. Example Essays<br />Assignment #1<br />ENG 093 - QVCC – Fall 2009<br />
  2. 2. What is an example?<br />Examples are the building blocks of your argument.<br />
  3. 3. Moving from general to specific<br />Food<br />Meat<br />Beef<br />Steak<br />Rare New York Strip steak<br />
  4. 4. Exercise<br />Transform the general term given here to a concrete, detailed example. Show at least 5 steps as in the previous example. <br />Transportation<br />Entertainment<br />Occupation<br />Clothing<br />Shelter<br />
  5. 5. What do examples do for your essay?<br />Support your argument<br />Sway your reader<br />Provide clarity for you and your reader<br />Make original ideas stand out<br />
  6. 6. I enjoy listening to music.<br />Why? How do I feel? <br />What types of music?<br />When do I listen to music?<br />Where do I listen to music?<br />Do I listen to music with other people?<br />How can we rewrite this sentence to be more specific?<br />
  7. 7. Putting the details together <br />Creating your essay<br />
  8. 8. Chinatown<br />Madison Square Gardens<br />Yankees<br />Diverse food<br />Jewish delis<br />Stuff to do<br />Broadway<br />Living in New York City<br />Little Italy<br />Easy to get around<br />taxis<br />subway<br />walk<br />
  9. 9. Elements of the essay<br />Topic Sentence: Living in New York City is exciting for many reasons.<br />Support Point #1 - Many travel options<br />Ex: Walking<br />Ex: Subway<br />Ex: Taxi<br />Support Point #2 - Many forms of entertainment<br />Ex: Concerts at Madison Square Gardens<br />Ex: Broadway shows<br />Ex: Yankees Games<br />Support Point #3 - Multi-cultural food<br />Ex: Little Italy<br />Ex: Chinatown<br />Ex: Jewish delis<br />
  10. 10. Transition Words<br />Particularly<br />Specifically<br />Such as<br />That is<br />An Illustration of…<br />For example…<br />For instance…<br />One example of… <br />
  11. 11. Assignment #1<br />Writing an example essay.<br />You will write a short essay that provides examples for one of the following topics:<br />Discuss the advantages or disadvantages of requiring students to learn a second language.<br />Discuss your “different Englishes” – in what ways do you change how you write and speak depending on your audience, location, etc.?<br />

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