For this assignment, you are to compose an illustration essay. You may be familiar with the phrase â€œillustrate a point.â€ It is in this sense that we are using the word â€œillustrate.â€ According to the authors of your textbook, â€œAnother word for example is illustrationâ€¦Like pictures, good examples show what you mean. In academic writing, you will often be asked to provide examples to support what you mean by using personal experience, othersâ€™ experiences, or researchâ€ (116). Providing good examples to support a claim makes your writing more persuasive.
For example, if someone were to argue that cyberbullying is a dangerous problem, providing an example to illustrate this point would make their argument more convincing. If I were to warn you about the dangers of plagiarizing a paper in a college class, I might provide an example to illustrate this point.
For this essay, you will make a claim (thesis statement) and support that claim using your own personal experiences.
Some topics successful students have written about include the following:
- Improving parking on campus
- Improving dining options on campus
- Eradicating textbooks from general education courses
- Making college free for certain people
- Making driverless cars mandatory
You are not limited to one of these topics, but be sure to choose a topic that will allow you to make a claim that you can support with your own personal experiences.
Purpose: Provide an illustration/example in order to support a claim
ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS :
Times New Roman
Submitted as an MS Word document
Due in class for peer-review: Wednesday, February 27th
Final Draft due on Blackboard: Monday, March 4th