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Des 11 2009

Illustration essay

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: B2.2 / C1.1 (nivell 5 i 6)
Destresa: escriptura

Communicative Objective:
To learn what the characteristics of an illustration essay are and then to learn how to write one.

Task:
Read the following explanations and then do the final exercise.

What is an illustration essay? The illustration essay is mostly used in college writing and in business. It is used to develop a main point wit examples and also in job applications for giving examples of your achievements.
Writers often use illustration in order to develop a paragraph they exemplify in the topic sentence. There are some useful transitional expressions for illustration:
– For instance, …
– For example…
– An illustration of this…
– A case in point is…
– To illustrate…
– Another instance of…
– Another example of…
– Another illustration of…
– Here are a few examples… (illustrations, instances)

A good illustration essay must start with a well known or well researched topic. The topic is the most important thing, so, for this reason you may practise first some brainstorming, clipping or asking questions in order to find a suitable topic. Try to learn a lot about it. Remember that the topic should be in the body of the essay as in many research papers. Always bear in mind that you will have an audience so you have to entertain them. In conclusion writing an illustration paper is after all, knowing perfectly what are you talking about and trying to make it interesting.


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