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How to Write an Extended Definition Essay in APA Style

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Techniques for extending a dictionary definition, also known as the standard or notional definition. Extended definitions are often used in academic essays.
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Stella J (1 year ago)
I like that it looks like he's teaching inside of the sun. :)
Alex Welland (1 year ago)
thanks for this. it helped me understand it a bit better :)
Adan Storm (1 year ago)
Does definition paragraph have concluding sentence?
Adan Storm (1 year ago)
I've found the way to write the paragraph. Thank you sincerely for your replies.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Too short? So you are writing to a word count?
David Taylor (1 year ago)
End paragraph after "again in the future." After that you are no longer giving a definition.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
The current ending sentence serves to conclude the paragraph well.
David Taylor (1 year ago)
Usually, a conclusion sentence begins with a transition phrase like In summary, or In conclusion, or To conclude . . . then you restate the main idea of the paragraph in fresh words. Copy and paste your paragraph and I'll make some suggestions.
Quarky74 (4 years ago)
Very helpful, thank you 
David Taylor (4 years ago)
You are welcome, Quarky!
Ben Pena (4 years ago)
can you use 1st person?
David Taylor (4 years ago)
Ben--it depends on your audience and assignment instructions. If you're writing to a certain kind of audience, yes, but if you are writing a formal paper, then probably not.
surendra jampani (4 years ago)
Very good explnation of how to write a definition of terms beyond a single line. thanks David
David Taylor (4 years ago)
Thank you for your support!

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