Purpose of an
Writing to inform
To present important information about a
Elements of an Expository Essay
Explain these facts as necessary
Guide your reader to a clear understanding of
How do you write Expository
Some brief tips:
Explain the topic
Use facts, statistical information, or examples
Write without emotion
Use third person (this means that you do not
use the pronoun “I” in the essay).
Before we go any further, we must first
learn how to begin the process of writing
of an essay.
The very first step in the writing process is
The prewriting stage is when we figure
out what we will write about and how we
will structure our essay.
To begin the prewriting stage, we start
A useful technique in writing which
permits one to approach a topic with
an open mind.
The actual process of brainstorming
involves writing down any word or idea
that comes to mind about the topic.
Every idea, even if it seems
insignificant or unrelated, is valid.
Ways to Brainstorm
There are lots of ways to brainstorm. We’ll just talk
generally about some of them.
Freewriting-This is when you put your pen
to paper and just write whatever comes
into your mind.
Listing/bulleting- This is when you write
things down on a list under certain
categories that you think you might be
More Brainstorming Techniques
Three perspectives -This techniques asks you to
look at something in three different ways.
1.) Describe it.
2.) Trace it-look at the history of the subject, how it
has changed over time, etc.
3.) Map it-what is your subject related to, who is
influenced by it, etc.
Cubing-This is when you consider your topic
from six different ways-1.) Describe it. 2.)
Compare it. 3.) Associate it. 4.) Analyze it. 5.)
Apply it. 6.) Argue for and against it.
Journalistic questions -Ask about your topic:
Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?
Now it’s time to go on an adventure! Click
on the “To Where Is My Brain Storming”
link and get ready to set sail!
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