Definition Menu Comments
Topic Sentence and Order
Topic Sentence - The topic sentence for a definition paragraph should introduce and provide a clear definition of the term of interest.
Order - Use emphatic order in a definition paragraph.
Synonym, Category, and Negation
Synonym - Make use of synonyms (i.e., what is this term like) to define this term.
Category - Make use of category (i.e., what group is the subject a larger part of) to define this term.
Negation - Make use of negation (i.e., what is the subject NOT like) to define this term.
Word Choice, Time, and Place
Right Word - Use a more specifically descriptive word here.
Time - Avoid the use of time in your definition.
Place - Avoid the use of place in your definition.
Examples - Use examples to clarify your definition.
Varied Evidence - Examples should vary in their evidence. That is, examples should not be repetitive or simply a restatement of the definition.