Keep the following techniques in mind when working on a definition essay.
Denotation is providing the literal or dictionary definition of a term.
Connotation is illustrating the implied meaning of a term or idea.
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 is implementing a comparison of two things that are similar.
Negation is defining something by stating what it is not.