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This week, you will develop an introductory paragraph for your definition essay, including a
thesis statement. To complete this assignment:
• Choose a term related to your field of study. Here are some examples to get you started:
◦ Business – management
• Refer to a dictionary and thesaurus to fully understand the basic definition of the word.
• Research the etymology (the study of the origins of words) and examples of how the
word is used today to expand on the definition.
• For your thesis statement, consider using the basic definition, the origin of the word, and
how the word is used today as your three support points.
Using Microsoft Word, prepare a document that includes:
• One double-spaced paragraph introducing your definition and including a clear thesis
statement. Follow the sample introduction to a definition essay found on page 449 of your
• An APA style Reference list and in-text citations for any sources you use (including
dictionaries and thesauruses).

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