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Title: In Class Writing


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In Class Writing
  • What is your expository essay topic? Look over
    pages 3-8 in your Little, Brown handbook. Then,
    discuss
  • how you will limit your topic for the
    assignment?
  • what your purpose is for this assignment?
  • who is your audience ?

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Characteristics of an Expository Essay
  • What is it?

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What is an ESSAY?
  • An essay, or personal-opinion paper requires
  • critical thinking
  • organization
  • research.

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Essay Classifications
  • Common types of essays as well as examples
  • Expository Uses evidence, examples, or facts to
    explain a concept or to inform about a topic with
    a thesis as its base the information must be
    presented fairly and in a non-biased manner. Ex
    How to Stop Smoking

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Essay Classifications
  • Persuasive/Argumentative Uses evidence,
    examples, or facts to persuade reader to accept
    your point of view on a subject. Ex High Schools
    Should Offer More Technical Courses
  • Cause and Effect Explains why something happened
    and what its consequences were (or will be). Ex
    The Connection Between Trans Fats and Obesity

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Essay Classifications
  • Comparison-Contrast Shows the similarities and
    differences between ideas, people, objects,
    places, and so forth. Ex Dogs and Cats Are More
    Alike Than Different
  • Process Shows how to complete a process, usually
    in steps. Ex Steps to Making the Perfect Pumpkin
    Pie

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The Expository Essay
  • Originally used as an essay to explain,
    Expository is now a general term.
  • builds on critical thinking and research.
  • foundation for all other types of academic
    writing.
  • common college assignments

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Characteristics of an Expository Essay
  • Defined and narrowed thesis in introduction
  • Evidence, examples, statistics, or facts in each
    paragraph in the body of the paper to support the
    thesis
  • Information presented fairly and in a non-biased
    manner, showing both sides of the topic
  • The use of third-person rather than I or me

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Structure of an Expository Essay
  • Introduction (including the thesis statement)
  • Supporting body paragraphs
  • Conclusion

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Thesis Statement
  • The thesis statement conveys your opinion about a
    topicthe main idea of your essay. The thesis is
    part of the introduction of your essay, usually
    positioned at or near the end of the
    introduction.

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Introduction
  • The introduction also includes
  • pertinent background information
  • definition of unfamiliar terms
  • other information your audience must know in
    order to understand your position.
  • An introduction needs to grab the attention of
    your readers and make them want to continue
    reading.

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Body and Conclusion
  • Your thesis must be supported by facts, examples,
    reasons, and other objective research in the body
    of your essay. The essay ends with a conclusion
    that neatly wraps up your essay.

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Four Ways to Develop an Expository Essay
  • Topic systematically organizes information about
    a topic (someone or something) in the most
    logical fashion, for example, from the least
    important to the most important characteristics
    of a mammal.

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Four Ways to Develop an Expository Essay
  • Time order involves the sequential or
    chronological organization of information from
    one time period to another. Arranges information
    according to date or specific time, for instance,
    from the earliest to the most recent or vice
    versa. An essay about armed conflict in the
    Middle East might use this type of organization.

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Four Ways to Develop an Expository Essay
  • Space Order involves the spatial organization of
    ideas. Refers to information that deals with the
    location of people, places, or things for
    example, the nearest planet to the farthest away
    from Earth.

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Four Ways to Develop an Expository Essay
  • Informative Process may best be described as a
    how to essay, or demonstration. Involves a
    step-by-step process, with steps arranged in
    their natural order, for example, How to Write an
    Expository Essay.

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Assignment- Work with your group!
  • See Handout!
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