Actually, if you start almost any type of writing with an anecdote–from a college essay to a book report to a press release–your message will instantly rise and shine above other written messages competing for readers’ attention.
Fourth grade worked with a quote by Grover Cleveland to write a full expository essay including a Focus Statement, two Main Ideas, two Anecdotes for each Main Idea (four total), and a Conclusion. First students created an expository plan, or “bones”:
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Excellent and timely article. I just completed an humorous anecdotal essay (I rarely write humor [intentionally, anyway]) but this was a special occasion. Due to that essay this list came in very handy.