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