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Expository Writing

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Expository Writing

  1. 1. STAAR EOC Expository Writing
  2. 2. Expository Writing An expository essay explains or analyzes a topic. Expository essays can describe personal experiences, as well. For example, you might describe the impact of music on your life.
  3. 3. Your expository essay will include several paragraphs: Introduction supporting paragraphs (body) conclusion
  4. 4. Introduction: Consists of a topic sentence and a thesis statement. The topic sentence will introduce the topic of your essay. The thesis statement is the main idea that controls your essay.
  5. 5. Supporting Paragraphs (body): Develop your thesis with relevant details. These details may include: facts, examples, and quotations.
  6. 6. Conclusion: Restates the topic and thesis from the introduction in a different way. Choose synonyms and different sentence structure to restate the topic and your thesis. This will avoid repetition.
  7. 7. PROMT: Effects of Technology Technology and the changes it brings can have a very big effect on our lives. Which technological change has had the largest effect on life in this country? Why? Write an essay explaining the technology you have chosen and how it has affected our lives.
  8. 8. 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________ up S Thesis p t or i ng D et l ai S u Supporting Detail 2 pp or tin g De ta il 3 1 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________ 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________
  9. 9. 1 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________ i The technological change rt po that has had the largest up effect on this country is S ___________. Supporting Detail 2 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________ ng Thesis Su pp or tin g D De et ta l ai il 3 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________
  10. 10. 1 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________ i The technological change rt po that has had the largest up effect on this country is S ___________. Supporting Detail 2 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________ ng Thesis Su pp or tin g D De et ta l ai il 3 1_______________ 2_______________ 3_______________

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