explanation by which a subject can be supported. This can be done by analogy, cause and effect, classification, comparison and contrast, definition, description, narration, opinion, persuasion, and process analysis.
The details and logical arguments that support a thesis. It involves drawing a picture to show what you mean, and introducing evidence that proves a claim is true. A well-developed essay is built on a foundation of well-reasoned argument and is packed full of details – all for the purpose of fully explaining the thesis and convincing readers that it is true and accurate. The details often include examples. When you use abstract words to state your position in a discussion with friends, and they ask you to give them an example to show what you mean, they are asking you for development. In an essay that analyzes a literary work, development includes quotations of short crucial passages from the literary work you are analyzing. A quoted passage should be introduced and explained. The explanation should convince readers that the claim you are making with respect to an important aspect of your thesis is correct.