Expository Writing

Expository Writing

Expository Expository Writing Writing Understanding Essay Writing Expository Writing

This is the basic form of writing assigned in most classes. Expository means explaining paper Purpose Inform

Explain Examine Discuss Illustrate Format Thesis statement plus support Thesis

The focus of the paper. A thesis can either be a single point or a three point statement. Structure Tightly structured Opening paragraph

Several (usually three) supporting paragraphs Closing paragraph Structure cont Beginning Hook the reader Identify thesis you plan

to develop Structure cont Middle Write supporting paragraphs Each paragraph covers one thesis point Each paragraph has at least two

supporting points Structure cont Ending tie the main points together Draw a final conclusion

Types of Support Facts Statements and statistics that add support and validity to your writing. They help prove your main points

Types of Support Examples A way of showing your ideas to readers Use real or hypothetical situations to make your point. Types of Support

Quotations Use the words of experts Adds authority to your writing Organization Use an outline or a web to set up your paper.

Each thesis point needs two supporting details. Use the hamburger model to help you organize. Topics Inform the readers about a meaningful and interesting subject.

You are not arguing for or against the subject The purpose is to convey information clearly and completely. Getting started 1. Choose a subject. I will give you one for practice, but you will need

to select one for the assessed essay. 2. Limit your focus. Education ---the learning disabled-individuals overcoming learning disabilities. Getting started 3. Gather your details

Research or collect information 4. Form your thesis statement 5. Plan and organize your essay 6. Write your draft Link your ideas with transitions 7. Revise, revise, revise!

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