Keep the following techniques in mind when working on a definition essay.
Denotation – Denotation is providing the literal or dictionary definition of a term.
Online Class: A course that is taught over the internet
Connotation – Connotation is illustrating the implied meaning of a term or idea.
Class Act: A person who is considerate of others
Enumeration – Enumeration is employing a list to define.
- A person who did not complete college directly out of high school
- A person who took an alternative path to college
- A person who may be older than traditional students (17-23 years old)
- A person who brings various life experiences to the classroom
Analogy – Analogy is implementing a comparison of two things that are similar.
Discussion Board Posts: Think of Discussion Board posts in an online class as your class discussion. In both cases, you share ideas, thoughts, and insights in a learning environment.
Negation – Negation is defining something by stating what it is not.
Non-Credit Course: A course in which you do not receive college credit