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Methods of Development 1) Analogy Compares two unlike things to explain one using the other or to argue that because

e one is a certain way, the other must be too. For example, the forestry industry might be compared to a monster that eats up all the trees, destroys the planet, etc. 2) Anecdote !arrati"e #elates an incident or story $often from personal experience) to make a point or to support an argument. For example, weight loss ads often ha"e stories by people who used the product to show how the product changed their li"es. %) Cause and &ffect &xplains why something happened $causes) and what were the results or conse'uences $effects). For example, one might argue a certain drug $the cause) should be banned because it has "arious side effects on health $the effects) () Classification )i"ision *uts things into broad categories $classification), or di"ides something into parts $di"ision) in order to increase understanding. For example, one might list the functions of each part of a car engine in order to gi"e the reader a greater understanding of how the engine as a whole functions. +) Compare Contrast ,ighlights the similarities $comparison) or differences $contrast) between two or more things. For example, one might show that apples and oranges ha"e much in common $seeds, sweetness, etc.) but also ha"e many differences $peel thickness, flesh texture, etc.) -) )efinition Answers .what is it/0 to clarify what exactly the writer means by a certain word or term. For example, .by homework 1 mean work that students are gi"en to do at home, not work that they ha"e time to do in class.0 2) )escription &xplains what something looks like so that the reader can "isuali3e it. For example, .a hockey stick is a long shaft of a stiff but flexible material4 at one end of this shaft is a cur"ed blade that is used to shoot and handle the puck.0 5) &xample 1llustration Clarifies an idea by pro"iding a concrete or practical application of it. For an example, see any of the definitions abo"e. 6) 7ogical Argument Comes to a conclusion using facts and reasoning. For example, .,omework is a form of practice. *ractice makes perfect. 8herefore, homework impro"es your performance in a sub9ect.0 1:) *rocess Analysis *ro"ides a se'uence of e"ents to explain how something works or why it happens. For examples, see the instructions for anything labelled .some assembly re'uired.0 11) #estatement *araphrase ;tates the same idea in different words for emphasis or explanation. For example, .8he central symbol for Canada, for both the French and the &nglish, is undoubtedly ;ur"i"al, la Survivance.0