Expository/Example Essays: use examples to support your point/thesis Types of examples: - examples from personal experiences (narrative/anecdotes – brief narratives), informal style involved in this type of personal essay: colloquialisms, contractions, “I” - hypothetical examples, speculate on what would/could happen “if” certain situations developed - statistics can function as examples in more formal/scientific essays (facts), or historical details in a social studies’ paper (often cause/effect examples) - quotations can be used as examples to make a point about a piece of literature (formal – no “I,” no colloquialisms, no contractions, no abbreviations….) - reasons (persuasive), definitions, explanations, classifications Issues: - coherence (order): how to proceed logically and how to organize examples - unity (on topic): what to include/what to leave out – to illustrate your point - read paper aloud: to gauge the logic of the examples and how they illustrate your point Read “Safety First, Fun a Distant Second” and address the first 3 questions under “Structure” directly on this sheet – by highlighting and making notations in the margins. Also, consider the following “Style” questions (directly on the essay using marginalia): 1. Analyze Cross’ TONE: does she just amuse us with scenes of ridiculous behaviour, or behind the laughs is there a serious message? Identify ridiculous, hyperbolized examples and serious ones. 2. What is the effect of the use of SENTENCE FRAGMENTS in the first paragraph? Of the DASH in several others?