The expository essay differs from other types of texts in that it requires expressing your point of view on a...Read More
So you’ve been assigned to write a definition essay on domestic violence. The first step of writing a paper on domestic violence, or any essay, is understanding how it should be put together. Let’s take a look:
Introduction. Your introduction is where you state the intended subject or topic of your essay. You will let the reader know what your paper is about and give them a general idea of what to expect.
Body. Here is where you will write in detail about your topic, usually for a few paragraphs. This is where you convey all the information you wish to convey to the reader, so make sure you don’t leave anything out.
Conclusion. This is where you tie up any loose ends and give a quick overview of all of the information you covered in the essay’s body.
Now that you have a general idea of how your essay should be put together, you will need to understand some definitions to compose a proper definition essay.
Let’s take a quick look at the subject of your essay (and clear up a few common misconceptions).
So, What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is any violent behavior or acts of aggression within the home. Now, to be clear, that does not mean just hitting. Hitting does, of course, fall into the category of domestic violence.
But did you know that it can include sexual assault, intimidation, and psychological and emotional abuse? And that’s only the beginning of the list. It can take on many forms.
Who can be a victim? Anyone. Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence. Normally, we think of women and children as the primary victims. But men can just as easily be victims as women can.
Who can perpetrate it? Just as anyone can be a victim, anyone can also be an abuser. That’s right, even a woman. Many men who become victims are reluctant to report it, so fewer cases come to light than when the woman is the perpetrator, and the man is the victim.
Who can do something about it? Everyone. In fact, by simply writing a paper about it, you are taking a step against it by increasing awareness.
That said, you should now have a pretty good idea of where to start as you begin writing your research paper and shed light on a topic that, sadly, remains increasingly relevant.