Exemplification Essay: Definition & Examples


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How should a writer begin an exemplification essay?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a step in the writing process of an exemplification essay?

2. Why is having an outline an important part of writing an exemplification essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Exemplification essays use specific points to prove a point, and this quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of these essays. You'll be tested on the specific characteristics of exemplification essays on this interactive quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Purpose and structure of exemplification essays
  • Considerations when writing essays like these
  • How to begin an exemplification essay
  • Steps in the writing process

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of argument and make connections between that and exemplification essays
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify characteristics of exemplification essays

Additional Learning

To learn more about these essays, review the accompanying lesson titled Exemplification Essay: Definition & Examples. The lesson focuses on these objectives:

  • Define exemplification essays
  • Classify these essays as another form of written argument
  • Outline how to write these essays effectively
  • Obtain some tips on how to write a ''good'' exemplification essay