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Essay 1: Definition
A definition essay asks the writer to concentrate on the clarification of the meaning of the concept or word. This does not mean the writer should provide a dictionary definition. In fact, avoid using any dictionary references or Wikipedia. Essays found to have standard definitions will see a deduction in the research portion of the rubric. The purpose of this essay is to seek the writer’s definition of the term or concept without using first person in the thesis statement or body of the paper. The reader knows the sentiments are coming from you, the writer.
Once again, this paper must be written in third person, which avoids the use of first person pronouns: no I, no me, no my, no we!
The writer must determine which form of the word he or she is going to illustrate. For instance, the word “liberty” to one person may mean freedom or free will, whereas to another, it may mean leave time from sea duty.
Clearly indicate to your audience your chosen word to define. Present a clear and concise definition in your own words what the term means to you. Use two to three strong identifiers.
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