As I type this essay I am using one form of communication available to those of us who are literate. Sadly not all of us have the ability to do what most if not all of us who are lucky to be literate, take for granted. One such article, "The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society?" elaborates on the issue of illiteracy, which is utterly apparent in America. This essay is written using exemplification to show that knowledge is indeed power and those who are illiterate are almost powerless in today's society.
To even begin to prove your thesis you need to fully explain and clarify what it is you are trying to say and or prove. Basically you are using this technique to avoid vagueness in your essay. When Kozol states, "Tragedy looms larger than farce in the United States today," ambiguity is apparent but he clears it up with the next few sentences by providing reasons for this declaration "
More frequently, they vote for a face, a smile, or a style, not for a mind or character or body of beliefs" (Kozol 230). Another example is, "
A way to keep a hold on reader's attention is to add interest that can be done by using attractive examples that can at the same time make clear certain points. Kozol is exceptional at this method as seen here: "They...