is it okay to start a formal essay with a dictionary definition?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    It depends what you're writing about.

    You could ask a question and then add according to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, ___ is defined as....

    I think it's alway good to start off an essay with a transition or a question, depending on what the question asks.

  • kasee
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Formal Essay Definition

  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on your grade, but it's generally considered bad form to do so. You can try starting with a quote or a one sentence summary of your topic, or a story about how your topic effected a specific person. That much depends on what you're writing about, but dictionary definitions are a bad way to start.

  • 4 years ago

    Okay Definition

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Hope this helps!

    Source(s): start formal essay dictionary definition:
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