Department or School

Kinesiology and Allied Health

Essay Genre


Instructor's Note

One of the most difficult aspects of expository writing is deciding what details to include and which to eliminate. Providing too much detail can bog down the flow of an essay, while too little can render the essay vague and unclear. In her essay on sleep, Meredith Merritt provides an appropriate amount of detail. What are some strategies you use for deciding what to include and what not to include in your essays? What are some ways to organize an essay around the details?

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About the Author

Meredith Merritt is a sophomore Allied Health major from Pennsylvania. She is currently preparing to enter the field of occupational therapy in the hopes of putting to good use her love for people. She enjoys a wide range of hobbies, from reading literature to carving down mountains on her snowboard. Her heart, however, remains firmly attached to working at summer church camps.



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