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Title: Expository Essay


1
Expository Essay
  • A statement or rhetorical discourse intended to
    provide an explanation of meaning or intent or
    offer an argument about a point

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Step 1 Make an outline
  • Introduction
  • a. Thesis
  • b. Overview with all topics
  • Body
  • a. Topic one
  • b. Topic two
  • III. Conclusion

3
Step 2 Select a topic
Oaxacan sculpture
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Step 3 Write a thesis statement
  1. Include the topic
  2. State the point of the paper (something you can
    prove)

Oaxacan sculpture, sometimes classified as
folk, can be considered high art.
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Step 4 Ask yourself how?
  • How can Oaxacan sculpture, sometimes
    classified as folk, be considered high art?
  • Quality of design
  • Quality of execution

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Step 5 Organize the information
  • Introduction Thesis/Overview
  • Quality of design
  • Quality of execution
  • Body
  • a. Topic sentence about quality of design
    and explain
  • b. Topic sentence about quality of
    execution and explain
  • Conclude
  • a. Recap thesis
  • b. Recap topic sentences

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Hints
  • Hook the reader with an interesting or unusual
    assertion about the artist or work of art.
  • AVOID I believe statements.
  • Find a good quote.

8
Prompt
  • The artist you have been researching has
    offered to give one work of art to you. Select
    your favorite work of art. Why did you select
    this artwork?
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