In a definition essay, the student should define some abstract concept in a way that will be clear for their audience. There are many interesting topics to write a definition paper about. Your teacher may ask you to write about leadership, for example. If you’ve never composed definition papers before, you should learn how to complete your assignment successfully.
You should present a dictionary definition of the term “leadership” to contrast it with your own definition. Moreover, if you cannot come up with a good definition on your own, a dictionary version should provide you with inspiration and a basic understanding of the term.
In your paper, you’ll have to analyze your definition and illustrate it with good examples. Do some brainstorming alone or consult other people to select the best examples. Without them, your paper will be dull and boring.
In this type of academic paper, a thesis statement is your own definition of the term. You should take your time composing it in order not to miss something important. You may even create several versions, compare them to one another, and pick the best one.
In the first sentence of the introduction, you should present a dictionary definition of leadership. Then, you should tell that while this definition is correct, it differs a little bit from your own views on this term. Then, present your thesis statement.
In this part of your paper, you should analyze your definition. Discuss a separate part of your definition in a separate paragraph and provide examples to illustrate your explanations. Make sure to compose, at least, three body paragraphs.
In the last paragraph, restate your thesis in a longer and more explanatory manner based on the analysis presented in the body. Indicate what role leadership plays in your own life and why you think it’s important to exactly know what it means to be a leader.
Now that your first draft is completed, you should take a small break. Return to your essay with fresh eyes and look through it spotting mistakes and weak sentences. Correct your errors and rewrite irrelevant parts of the text so that everything makes sense and is in its place. You may also need to format your paper correctly if your teacher prefers a particular formatting style.
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