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ExemplificationEssayAssignmentSheet

Exemplificationistheprocessofusingexamplestoillustrateapointoranabstractconcept.Although
Exemplificationisoftenusedtosupportpersuasiveessays,thepurposeoftheessaysthatyouwillwritefor
CompIwillbeINFORMATIVE.Youmusthaveathesisstatementthatstateswhatyourtopicis,aswellas
forecaststheexamplesthatyouwillbegivingtosupportyourtopic,andthendiscusstheexamplesinthe
orderforecasted(Organization).AsyounotedintheWadsworthHandbook,Anexemplificationparagraph
supportsatopicsentencewithaseriesofspecificexamples(or,sometimes,withasingleextended
example).Theseexamplescanbedrawnfromobservation,experience,orresearch(Kirszner&Mandell
89).
Selectoneofthefollowingideasandnarrowitdowntoanoriginal,thoughtfulconceptyouacquiredaswe
readanddiscussedmonstersandhumannatureinclass.Writeanessayinwhichyouprovideillustrations
fromthematerialsreadinclasstoshowcaseyourinsight.

1. MonstersandNormality
EX:Humanscravebeingnormalandfittingintosociety,andmonstersoftenreflectthehiddenfears
ofwhathappensifonedoesnotfitintosociety'snormalbox.

2. MonstersandInnerMan
EX:Itwouldbeidealifallmonsterswerepretendandcouldbedestroyedintheendjustlikea
bookormoviehowever,realityistheinner,personalmonsterspeoplefightarealltoorealandnot
easilydefeated.

3. MonstersandHumanNature
EX:Examiningmediasmonstersrevealstheblurrylinebetweenmonstrosityandhumanityand,
perhaps,reflectshowcloseeachpersonistobecomingamonsterhimself.

EX:Monstersrevealtheedgeofthefamiliarandforcesapersontoconfronttheunknown.

4. MonstersandPersonality
EX:Justahumanpersonalitiesarevastlydifferent,thewayapersondealswithmonsters,both
physicalonesandmentalones,vastlyvaries.

5. MonstersandRealLife
EX:Monsterscantakeonmanymasksintheworldaroundus,butregardlessofthedisguiseit
showsupin,howthemonsterishandledmakesallthedifference.

AssignmentRequirements

7501000words(shouldbeontoathirdpagew/outworkscitedpage)
3rd
personpointofview
4ormoreextendedexamplesareusedatleast1toemphasizeeachpoint
Additionaltextevidenceisusedtosupportyourthesis
MLAformat,citations,andworkscitedpage

Avarietyofsourcesareusedtosupportyourthesisatleastthreeofthesourcesusedinclass

needtobereferenced.Outsidesourcesareexpected.Besuretoaddthemtotheworkscitedpage
andICEthemproperlyintheessay.

Rememberthatwelldevelopedparagraphscontainthefollowingcomponents:TheTopicSentence
statesyourclaim,examplesillustrateyourclaim(shouldbespecificandconcrete,andcancomeintheform
ofevidencefromtextsreadinclass,observationforthisassignment,recountingpersonalexperiences)and
explanationcontextualizestheexamples,demonstratinghowtheexamplessupportyourclaim.