Expository/Informative Essay - Mrs. Williams

Expository/Informative Essay - Mrs. Williams

Expository/ Informative Essay An Expository Essay has 5 sections: Introductory paragraph First body paragraph Second body paragraph

Third body paragraph Concluding paragraph ALL Good Writing must Contain Transition: Use words which will help you move smoothly form one idea in your essay to the next idea. Examples: first, another, most important, for example, on the other hand, etc. Before you BeginYou must Know

TopicWhat you are going to write about DirectionWhich way you are going to write about your topic. Three ideas, points, or reasons you are going to write about your subject You will put these three things together in one sentence called your thesis sentence. Thesis Sentence

Thesis sentence is Road map of you essay. You cannot write a paper correctly without it! Your thesis sentences keeps you from getting lost when you are writing. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS write out your thesis sentence. 3 Parts of Thesis Sentence Topic or Subject: what you are writing about

Direction: the way you have decided to write about your topic/subject. 3 points or reasons Example: Kawana is my favorite aunt because she is makes me laughs, makes me brownies, and is there whenever I need someone for support. Introductory Paragraph 1. Opening Sentence (interest catcher, hook, or lead). Make the reader want to read the rest of your paper. Be as creative as you

can. 2. Supporting sentences: two to three supporting sentences 3. Thesis sentence: you already have it written at bottom of your outline page. ALWAYS place the thesis sentence last in the 1st paragraph of your essay. Writing an Interesting First Sentence

Begin with a rhetorical question (Asked for effectno need to answer) Example: Do you know someone who seems just about perfect to you? Use figurative language: Example: My mother wraps her love around me like a warm blanket. Start with a famous quote: There is an old saying that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

Begin with a sentence that tells something about the background of your subject. Example: We found my dog Skip in an abandoned well, unwanted and dying. Three Body Paragraphs Each body paragraph will be on one of the 3 points you listed in your thesis sentence. Each point must be written in the order in which it appeared in your thesis sentence.

First Body Paragraph will be about the point you listed first Second Body Paragraph discuses the second point Third Body Paragraph will be about third point. The Conclusion 5th and final paragraph is the Conclusion. It needs to be shorter tan the others, no more than 2 or 3 sentences.

It sums up what you have said in your paper. Do not simply repeat your thesis sentence Never, never, NEVER introduce new material in your conclusion Begin the 5th paragraph with transitional phrase: In conclusion,

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