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    • Expository Essay Prep October 13, 2009
    • Today
      • Expository Essay Prep
      • Grammar Quiz: Pronouns and Modifiers (30 minutes)
    • Word-of-the-day
      • Tacit
      • Everyone understands without saying it or expressing it.
      • Examples:
      • Her tacit approval of his lifestyle came at a cost.
      • She tacitly acknowledged his temper tantrum.
    • Expository Essay
      • Expository writing: exposing your reader/informing your reader
    • Expository Essay
      • Includes:
        • Process
        • Classification and division
        • Cause and effect
        • Comparison and contrast
    • Your Assignment
      • Due: In-class, October 15
      • Expository Essay
        • Classification
        • Compare and contrast OR
        • Cause and effect
      • 600 words
    • Topic Choices
        • Cause OR effect: something causes something else because of 3 things
        • pollution causes more damage than other environmental problems because of illness, global warming, and depletion of resources
          • Your own
          • Success/failure in school, business, relationships
          • Too much coffee/TV/junk food
          • Marriage breakdown
          • Stress
          • Procrastination
          • Losing/getting a job
          • Drug/alcohol dependancy
    • Topic Choices
        • Classification
          • Your own choice (different from paragraph, though)
          • 3 types of students/teachers/parents
          • 3 types of friendships/relationships
          • 3 types of jobs (as opposed to careers)
          • 3 types of vacations
          • 3 types of diets
          • 3 types of bad habits
    • Topic Choices
        • Compare and contrast
          • Your own
          • 2 cities or places to live in or visit
          • 2 different types of people
          • 2 schools/stores/restaurants
          • 2 different ways of doing something (eg formal learning vs learning on the job)
          • Life before and after marriage/divorce/children/new job
          • Cars, bicycles, computer games, etc.
          • Big screen movies to videos
    • Expository Essay
      • Start with an outline
      • Five paragraph model
      • Introduction
        • Remember in-class practice introductory sentences
        • Thesis in last sentence, previewing the three main points
      • Body
        • Topic sentences
        • Details
        • Concluding sentence
      • Conclusion
    • Expository Essay: Format
      • MLA top left corner:
      • Your Name
      • Instructor’s Name
      • Course Name
      • Date
      • Essay Title
    • Outlining
    • Thesis Statement
      • “ one or more sentences that clearly and concisely indicate the subject of your paper, the main points you will discuss, and the order in which you will discuss them.”
    • Thesis Statement
      • Subject
      • Link
      • Main Points
      • The most prolific producers of unnecessary jargon are politicians, sports writers, advertising copy writers, and educators.
      • Fad diets are not the quick fix to weight problems that they may appear to be. On the contrary, yhey are often costly, ineffective, and even dangerous.
    • Thesis Statement
      • Subject: no announcements
      • Subject: needs an angle (not just a topic)
      • Subject: cannot state the obvious
    • Thesis Statement
      • In this essay, I am going to discuss violence in hockey.
      • Violence in hockey is misunderstood by the nonplaying public.
      • This paper is about Canada’s multiculturalism policy.
      • Canada’s multiculturalism policy is neither practical nor desirable.
      • I am going to examine the influence of Wal-Mart in Canada.
    • Thesis Statement
      • Main points must be parallel
        • Of the many qualities that combine to make a good nurse the three most important are strength, intelligence, and she must be compassionate.
    • Thesis Statement Exercises
      • 5.1 (62). Just do 1-3
      • 5.2 (63). Just do 1-3
    • Grammar Quiz: Tuesday, October 13
      • Pronouns
      • Dangling Modifiers