Expository writing

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Expository writing

  1. 1. Expository Writing
  2. 2. GoalExpository writing seeks to inform,explain, clarify, define or instruct.
  3. 3. CharacteristicsFocus on main topicLogical supporting factsDetails, explanations, and examplesStrong organizationClarityUnity and coherenceLogical orderSmooth transitions
  4. 4. UsesExpository writing appears in but is not limited to… Newsletters Instructions Catalogues Newspaper articles Magazine articles Manuals Reports Research papers
  5. 5. Expository Writing PlanIntroduction (upside-down triangle) Get reader’s attention Transition to topic Clearly state your topic Do not expand here using examples, facts, or statistics You may briefly state your main points
  6. 6. Expository Writing Plan (Cont’d)Body Paragraphs State your main point in one clear sentence (topic sentence) Explain and define as necessary Provide facts, quotations, examples, etc. for support Vary the type of support and how you present it Use creative, interesting, clear, specific support
  7. 7. Expository Writing Plan (Cont’d)Conclusion (triangle) Transition to closing Summarize your main support Restate your topic in different words Make a personal statement and release the reader Do not expand here using examples, facts, or statistics Do not introduce new ideas here

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