具体细节的重要性

        Specific details are valuable in two key ways. First, details excite the reader’s interest. They make writing a pleasure to read, for we all enjoy learning particulars about people, places, and things. Second, details serve to explain a writer’s point. They give the evidence needed for us to see and understand general ideas. The body paragraphs in essays contain only vague generalities, rather than the specific supporting details that are needed to engage and convince a reader. 

——摘自《美国大学英语写作》