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Writing an Illustrative Essays?

An essay is a piece of writing that is developed to prove one single point. It may discuss, describe, argue or analyze a sole topic in any manner. An essay may report events or information or evaluate a particular topic in the light of personal experiences and opinions. There are many different types of essays such as descriptive, definitive, illustrative, persuasive, argumentative, narrative, cause and critical. An Illustrative essay is the one that enclose examples to demonstrate an idea. This type of writing makes the original idea no matter how abstract it is, more tangible, realistic and comprehensible by providing real life examples to support the basic theme.

The category of Illustrative essay is also known as explanation or expository essay in academic writing because it is commonly used to elucidate and clarify a concept, a situation or a thought or notion. According to writing instructors this writing style skill is required by a majority of students in order to fulfill the requirements of the content writing courses, class assignments and essay tests during the admission process or academic year.

This guide about writing an illustrative essay is put together to make it easier for you to create an effective piece of writing that complies all the rules and guidelines of essay writing by describing the method in detail as well as offering practical tips to assist you in making your essay noteworthy and convincing.

An illustrative essay is a piece of demonstrative text. The stories and examples that you may read in an illustrative essay are only to make it comprehendible for you and to help you understand the main object of the writing. It grants precision and exactitude to any topic and may be used as a prologue to the other types of essay writing.  To state it more accurately illustrative essays transforms conceptual thoughts into existence.  

1. The first step is to choose a topic or as called in academic writing area, an illustrative truth or a general fact that you need to explain to your audience. Try to invent your thesis point or illustrative truth in your mind with a clear vision before starting the essay For instance, true friendship is priceless. Be sure you have enough and accurate knowledge in the particular area. You certainly do not need to be an expert in the field but try to gather first hand information and important points about the topic you have chosen.

2. Now write your kernel proverb or thesis point in a comprehensible, proclaiming maxim-like sentence.  Tailor your main idea into a well formed statement and apply this statement as your illustrative truth, kernel proverb, point or thesis. You may use the original proverbs written in your books or may make up one of your own that you regard as the truth.

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