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Composition Writing

Composition refers to writing or the way in which collective important features written for literature. Composition refers to narrative work such as essays, rhetoric, biographies etc. A person need not be a good writer to write well as writing is a process. It's important to get a strong understanding of what the instructor expects from composition. Each instructor will have a different array of things they'll be looking for, both for the topic and the approach. When you're trying to figure out the best way to start a topic you've got to write about, do some free-writing. No one has to see it and comment, so feel free to explore your thoughts and views about a topic and see where it leads. Ask the teacher about anything you feel uncertain. Ensure you have a good sense of the following:
  • What is the purpose of writing the composition?
  • What is the theme of the composition?
  • How long should the composition be?
  • What is the appropriate tone for the composition?
  • Is research required?

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General Structure for Composition Writing

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Introduction: Introduction, in which the topic is defined, the issue or problems are summarized, and arguments are presented. In a good composition, the thesis needs to be held up with good ideas and evidence, because it can't just drift there all by itself. Each point made should be held up by two kinds of evidence: reason and proof. The introduction is anticipated to draw the reader into the body of factual to follow. Introduction should begin with a common statement or question, at times called the” thesis statement” or “ thesis question,” followed by a quick contraction to the main subject which is to be developed in the body. It is essential to give suitable contextual, and then move right into a transition sentence that will set up the reader for the body of the composition.

Body (Argument): The body of a written section is where you intricate, defend, elaborate and expand the thesis introduced in the introduction.  The body should support your main argument with secondary evidence and possible objections and oppositions.  Learn to ask yourself questions that the reader might ask to give more material by answering those questions in your composition. 
Ask how. How is death presented to us? How do the other characters react? How is the reader supposed to feel?
Ask why. Why does he kill her? Why not let her live? Why does she have to die? Why would the story not work without her death?

A good body presents both sides of a situation, pro and con. The body includes three components:

Elaboration: It is the process of expanding and elaborating a detail, while describing an illustration. Spell out the specifics by defining, or clarifying and adding relevant information.

Illustration: refers to a comparison or an instance planned for explanation or justification. Sketch a verbal picture that helps clarify your point(s).  Well demonstrated sections are easier to read and follow than intellectual ones.

Argumentation: refers to a conversation dealing with a debatable point by developing or exhibiting an argument; reasoning. Give the explanations, justifications, and rationales for the view in the introduction.  Draw inferences for the reader and explicate the significance or statements being made.

When moving from one sub-point or argument to another, use joining or transitional words and phrases that allow the reader to certainly follow the flow of your thinking. The following is a partial list of logical connectors that you can use:
  • Illustrations - for instance, for example, etc.
  • Conclusions - thus, so, therefore, consequently, etc.
  • Qualifications - yet, still, etc.
  • Comparisons - similarly, likewise, by contrast, etc.
  • Additions - moreover, besides, furthermore, etc.
  • Exceptions – alas, on the other hand, but, however, etc.
Making a strong argument has less to do with the wording and vocabulary and more to do with the edifice of the argument and with supporting the thesis with main points.
  • Main point paragraph 1, wherein you make and support your first supporting argument
  • Main point paragraph 2, wherein you make and support your second supporting argument
  • Main point paragraph 3, wherein you make and support your final supporting argument

Conclusion: Conclusion paragraph, make your final appeal to the reader, in which you summarize your argument, a finishing, all-encompassing statement that wraps up your presentation in a powerful or even dramatic fashion.  Normally a single paragraph, brief and concise, will suffice.  The purpose of the conclusion is to leave the reader with an idea or thought that captures the essence of the body while provoking further reflection and consideration.

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