I included several good examples in the 'extreme sports' essay that I wrote a couple of weeks ago, and some of you noticed this. I mentioned:
- motor racing
- mountain climbing
- base jumping (click here to find out what this is)
- big wave surfing
Examples help the reader (the examiner) to follow and understand your ideas. They make your essay more interesting, but also more coherent and more persuasive. In fact, examples can really breathe life into your writing and help you to get a higher score. So use more of them if you can!