Books by Anne Hart.
Take an essay apart just as you would take a clock or computer apart, and put it back together. Now all the parts fit and work. Taking apart an essay helps you understand how to plan and write your own essay-writing assignments or personal history as a time capsule.
Here’s how to take an essay apart. To analyze an essay in depth, you break the essay down into its six parts: statement-of-position, description, argumentation, exposition, supplementation and evaluation. These parts of an essay also are explained in the book titled, The Informed Argument. (ISBN: 0155414593). Before you even get to the expressive part of argumentation, you have to state your position and describe it by using specific examples. Then you get to the informed argument in the middle of your essay.
After you’ve finished arguing logically using critical thinking and your resources, you use exposition. Then you use supplementation, and finally evaluation. To practice writing personal history essays in text or on video, define and analyze the words ‘exposition’ and ‘supplementation.’ Use exposition and supplementation in at least one sentence each as an example of how you would use it in your essay. Don’t stick to only what is familiar.
My dictionary defines ‘exposition’ as “a careful setting out of the facts or ideas involved in something.” The principal themes are presented first in a ‘music’ exposition. Apply it now to an essay. Present your principal themes first in your personal history. Supplementation means adding to your work to improve or complete it.
The goal of an essay is to analyze your informed argument in depth. That’s why there are six parts to an essay. Knowing what those six parts are as well as showing examples give you the experience you need to plan and organize your essay. The result is that once you have organized your plan in writing, the essay almost writes itself. Everyone has a life story of great value.
There's an old saying that's about wanting you to know that I care. You probably want to know that I care more than you care what I know. It’s a great saying to inspire you to write because you care about the topic, for example caring to write about how people interpret their family history, diaries, favorite recipes, or other subjects, and incorporate any of these topics into creative writing projects or time capsules.
Speaking of time capsules and family history/genealogy topics, if any of these areas applies to you or your clients, you also may wish to see the book, Tracing Your Baltic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, & Middle Eastern Ancestry Online: Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian Danish, Icelandic, Estonian...& Middle Eastern Genealogy (All Faiths).
On another note, if you're looking for action verbs, you also can see more action verbs in another book, If you're looking for action verbs, you also can look at some action verbs in another book, 801 Action Verbs for Communicators: Position Yourself First with Action Verbs for Journalists, Speakers, Educators, Resume writers, Editors, and Travelers. (ISBN: 0-595-31911-4).