Project

Illustration Essay Draft
Write a 750

1000 word essay about a topic in which you argue for the existence of a particular phenomenon by stating a
generalization about the topic. Then you will support that generalization (in
the form of a thesis statement) by choosing to
write a single

example illustration essay or a multiple

example illustration essay (see Unit V, Lesson 2). The essay should
be written in the style and form described within Unit V.
Purpose
:
Throughout Unit V, we have discussed the conventions of the illustration essay. The purpose of this assignment
is to measure your mastery of those conventions by putting your knowledge to practice. In a larger context, the purpose of
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writing an illustratio
n essay is to convey an idea to the reader by providing illustrations (examples) that will solidify the
existence of a topic.
Process
:
For the illustration essay, you will complete the following steps:
1.
Choose a topic: See the methods for developing a t
opic and the suggested list of topics in Unit V, Lesson 3.
2.
Decide if you want to write a single

example or multiple

example essay: See Unit V, Lesson 2, for more
instruction on the differences between single

example and multiple

example essays.
3.
Collect il
lustrations: See Unit V, Lesson 1, for more information about different kinds of illustrations. See Unit V,
Lesson 4, for more information about how to gather illustrations.
4.
Craft your thesis statement: See Unit V, Lesson 5, for more information on how to
write a thesis. Note that you
want to craft your thesis according to whether you choose to write a single

example or a multiple

example essay.
5.
Draft the essay:
For each section of the essay, se
e
the following: Unit V, Lesson 6,
for the
introduction; Unit
V,
Lesson 7,
for the body paragraphs; and Unit V, Lesson 8
,
for the conclusion.
Stylistic details
:
All essays must meet the following requirements:

750

1
000 words.

Write in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font.

Include one

inch margins on all sides.

Use
double spacing (top

to

bottom every page, to include above and below titles and centered words).

Include an APA title page (for all essays) and reference list that includes all of the sources used in the essay.

Include a header.

Include page numbers (uppe
r

right corner only).

Adhere
to APA convention and documentation style (See the
CSU citation guide
for assistance
.
)
.

At least one source is required. All sources used must
be cited