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  • 1. Expository Essay Prep October 13, 2009
  • 2. Today
    • Expository Essay Prep
    • Grammar Quiz: Pronouns and Modifiers (30 minutes)
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Expository Essay
    • Expository writing: exposing your reader/informing your reader
  • 5. Expository Essay
    • Includes:
      • Process
      • Classification and division
      • Cause and effect
      • Comparison and contrast
  • 6. Your Assignment
    • Due: In-class, October 15
    • Expository Essay
      • Classification
      • Compare and contrast OR
      • Cause and effect
    • 600 words
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Expository Essay: Format
    • MLA top left corner:
    • Your Name
    • Instructor’s Name
    • Course Name
    • Date
    • Essay Title
  • 12. Outlining
  • 13. 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.”
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. Thesis Statement
    • Subject: no announcements
    • Subject: needs an angle (not just a topic)
    • Subject: cannot state the obvious
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. Thesis Statement Exercises
    • 5.1 (62). Just do 1-3
    • 5.2 (63). Just do 1-3
  • 19. Grammar Quiz: Tuesday, October 13
    • Pronouns
    • Dangling Modifiers