Illustration essay | English homework help

In Unit V you will write a 750 – 1000-word illustration essay.

You should select one phenomenon that you can explain in detail.  Your goal is to explain this phenomenon by providing illustrations (examples) in your body paragraphs.  Your essay should use either the single-example illustration essay or the multiple-example illustration essay format (see Unit V, Lesson 2). 


1.         Choose a topic: See the methods for developing a topic and the suggested list of topics in Unit V, Lesson 3.

2.         Decide if you want to write a single-example or multiple-example essay: See Unit V, Lesson 2, for more instruction on the differences between single-example and multiple-example essays.

3.         Collect illustrations: See Unit V, Lesson 1, for more information about different kinds of illustrations. See Unit V, Lesson 4, for more information about how to gather illustrations.

4.         Craft your thesis statement: See Unit V, Lesson 5, for more information on how to write a thesis. Note that you want to craft your thesis according to whether you choose to write a single-example or a multiple-example essay.

5.         Draft the essay: For each section of the essay, see the following: Unit V, Lesson 6, for the introduction; Unit V, Lesson 7, for the body paragraphs; and Unit V, Lesson 8, for the conclusion.

6.         Ensure that you meet the following stylistic requirements. 

• Write between 750 and 1000 words.

• Write in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font.

• Include one-inch margins on all sides.

• Use double spacing (top-to-bottom every page, to include above and below titles and centered words).

• Include an APA title page (for all essays) and reference list that includes all of the sources used in the essay.

• Include a header.

• Include page numbers (upper-right corner only).

• Adhere to APA convention and documentation style 

• At least one source is required. All sources used must be cited.

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