Write a 500-750 word essay using exemplification as a method of development.


Include an outline in the same document file with your essay.

Writing Approach

Determine exactly what point you are going to make and write it down in precise terms. Think about why you want to make this point. Develop a thesis statement

Then choose examples and details that count for something, those that move the reader toward some goal.

Choose the best examples that honestly reflect the group or class they represent.

Do not pick examples that do not support your thesis. Also, make sure that your examples display all the chief features of whatever you are illustrating.

Do not give your examples and their details in a haphazard manner; give some real thought to arranging them in the best possible order. You may use order of familiarity, climax, importance, or some other order.


1. Today’s drivers’ dangerous habits

2. Taking care of our neighborhoods

3. The best things in life: definitely not free

4. The importance of part-time jobs for college students

5. How smartphones have changed communication

6. Learning about people from what they wear

7. Americans’ obsession with or neglect of physical fitness

8. How to avoid bad eating habits

9. Eliminating obstacles faced by people with handicaps

10. __________ (someone you know) as a __________ (reliable, open-minded, dishonest, pushy, etc.) person

Applying AXES to Description