What does it really mean to elaborate
The answer to this question is twofold.
On the one hand, elaboration is an essential part of writing and can help a writer make her point by providing additional details or clarifying what she means with fewer words.
On the other hand, too much detail in an essay that’s short may lead it nowhere but repetition or duplication without any evaluative components at all.
Yet, for novice writers who don’t know how to provide enough detail while still making their points clear, there are guidelines they should follow: avoid giving excessive description (although some level of descriptive language might be necessary) and keep your focus where you want readers’ attention directed based on whether you’re trying to prove something (“this”) about someone else’s argument/claims (“that”).
The author of the passage believes that elaboration should be placed toward the end but sometimes towards halfway through.
The justification for this is because it’s difficult to elaborate on something you haven’t already defined.
Sufficiency and relatedness are two elements necessary to create a successful essay with appropriate content and output quality.
It can be challenging when creating an introduction as well as body paragraphs if not enough time has been allotted or there isn’t much knowledge on what needs to go into these sections; however, once all points have been made, then bringing them together comes naturally at the conclusion without difficulty due to its sufficiency!
Contrary to popular belief, there is more than meets the eye in expository writing.
Not only should your purpose be clear and your audience persuaded, but credible points need to be made as well.
The essay may have met word count requirements, but it has not yet reached its full potential without quality content present – this means that all of a writer’s hard work will go unnoticed if they do not continue striving for excellence.
Quality is a vital component of relatedness.
When we discuss the quality relating to elaboration, we focus on how well-written these details are and if they will strengthen our argument.
Good writers include relevant information in their papers; great writers do this even better by only including essential pieces that can go into more detail about the main topic being discussed, so readers have a clearer idea of where you’re going with your thoughts.
Whether it’s precise starts from a solid initial premise.
When people write, it takes time to develop those points that mean any deviation could be seen as unfocused, leading back up again to having suitable premises.
One way to provide enough quality is to ensure that the essay can be read by both those within your subject area and outside.
Whenever someone reads a draft, they will want specific questions answered for their reading experience to be more fulfilling and less confusing.
Some basic ‘we questions will do this like who, what, where, or when because these answer all of the necessary details about any given topic.
Characters in a novel are the lifeblood of creating an immersive story.
The language associated with elaboration should relate to explaining their feelings and thoughts, thus painting sensory descriptions within the paper.
Narrative essays also use this writing style to describe scenes that readers can visualize as if they were watching them unfold on screen or reading about it from someone else’s point-of-view in nonfiction textbooks.
In narrative writing, a writer can employ different techniques to make their story more engaging.
When dealing with physical states, your goal as the author is to elaborate on what things in the story sound like and feel like through similes and metaphors that express these qualities.
For example: “The water was so cold it felt solid against my skin” or “She looked at me again before coming closer.”
The latter sentence uses dialogue – something not possible when describing actions usually told from the third-person point of view without descriptions of emotions and thoughts present for a good reason –to show how she feels about him based on her look alone.
It is not enough to give your opinion.
To be a good writer, you need facts and statistics to back up what you are saying, and examples of the points you’re making for anyone reading it will understand better.
Again, this goes back to quantity versus quality: It’s not just about how many sources or citations there are but also whether those sources have something relevant they can offer on the topic at hand.
Finding a good source of information and then distilling it down into its most essential points is the key.
It’s necessary for those who wish to be successful at research and anyone else trying not to drown in their daily lives with all that they have going on.
A few practical ways would include selective reading – which means picking out only what you want from an article or book instead of skimming through everything- as well as being vigilant about using summary skills when needed.
Informational writing can be both easy and challenging.
For some people, they’re just all about the numbers; for others, wordiness is their thing!
We’ve discussed how it’s essential to be an articulate writer with these tips for what elaboration means.
A great writer knows a balance between the quantity and quality of their writing, making sure they give ample examples so their audience can follow along easily while crafting short but impactful passages.
In narrative essays, details come in character development or plot progression; you could also use facts/statistics as your detail when presenting arguments or instructional topics.
Finally, make sure to learn all about research!
Alex is a writer and teacher based in Los Angeles. He has taught literature and writing courses at several universities and has taught writing and reading in Los Angeles since 2010.