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Expository Essay

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Melissa Lopez

on 15 October 2013

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Transcript of Expository Essay

Expository Essay
Different Modes of Expository Writing
Major Parts
of the Essay
“Hook” the reader with a lead.
Include a controlling idea/thesis sentence.
Well-developed ideas connected with appropriate transitions
Well-chosen details: description, cause and effect, and problem/solution
Leave the reader with something to think about.
Restate thesis (NOT word for word)
Organization and Progression
Development of Ideas
Use of Language / Conventions and Grammar
Purpose: to explain or inform
Written in 3rd person
(i.e. No "I" or "you")
Compare and Contrast
Cause and effect:
Writer analyzes the reasons for--and/or the consequences of--an action, event, or decision.
Compare and Contrast

Writer proposes problem and gives solutions.
Writer describes an object, place, or person in a way that creates a vivid impression in the reader's mind.
Like a News Reporter-->

Writer discusses and explores ideas by analyzing similarities and differences between two or more ideas. NO opinion is given; just facts.

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