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What is Expository writing
Transcript of What is Expository writing
It is a straight forward explanation about a topic.
What it is NOT
Creative writing or persuasive writing
EXPLAIN, DEFINE, DESCRIBE
What is it?
State topic point
Follow with supporting sentence
Finish with closing sentence
End with a transition word such as "to conclude", or "as a result".
Restate the thesis (not word for word)
Begin with a hook statement
Continue to build
End with thesis
Better example thesis statement
"Kayaking can open the door to new adventures and even a novice can master it."
The subject is about the topic and clearly states a purpose.
Thesis statement: "One of my favorite things is kayaking, and I will tell you how to master it."
Major parts of the Essay
"Ellen is the best candidate for the job!
There is no reason for a reader to believe it, as it lacks support.
"Kentucky has blue grass.
Kentucky bluegrass is the grass of choice, but it isn't a true blue color. Lacks support.
"While the grass is known as blue grass, it is actually green with a hint of blue in it. The hills of Kentucky roll for miles, with horse parks and fields which display the lush color of the state's grass."
Rule of Thumb
Stay away from FIRST and SECOND person pronouns.
Rule of Thumb
No paragraph should have fewer than three sentences. (Topic Sentences + evidence + Conclusion)