Details, details, details


I am the type of person who likes to get to the point.  I tell only necessary details needed to continue, and move on so I can finish my story.  However, this doesn’t cut it in essay writing.  In essays, readers prefer vivid details to imagine themselves integrated into the story, with substantial evidence of every argument.

In the essay, “Let’s Get Specific”, by Beth Johnson, she shows comparisons of general and abstract versus specific and concrete writing.  Obviously, many readers appreciated the specific writing much more, since it gave clear evidence and detailed work, while the writer of the general writing seemed vague and not as credible.



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