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2019年11月16日 (土)

Understanding Expository Essay Writing

Are you a college or a high school student who gets assigned a new writing assignment every other day?

 

As an essay writer, I get to write essays every week.

 

I mean writing a simple essay is one thing, but when you come in contact with terms like expository essay, analytical essay, rhetorical essays, it’s hard not to panic.

 

While these seem like a hard nut to crack, it’s not that difficult --- with the right information and practice you can get done with your essays in no time.

 

In this article, I’m going to discuss expository essays.

 

Expository essay: definition

 

Expository comes from “expose” and expose means to disclose or reveal something to others. Similar to that, in an expository essay, your main goal should be to explain and inform your reader about a certain topic by providing such extensive details so they can easily understand it.

 

It differs from other types of essays like persuasive and narrative because the idea isn’t to persuade the reader or showcase your creative writing skills. In an expository essay, the purpose is to inform the reader and provide them with relevant information.

 

Expository essay: types

 

An expository essay has the following types:

 

Descriptive Essay: a descriptive essay uses sensory information to describe a place, someone, an experience, etc.

 

Process Essay: a process essay is where the steps or process of doing something is explained.

 

Comparison Essay: a comparison essay is where you compare and contrast two things.

 

Cause/Effect Essay: a cause and effect essay talks about the cause of an event and its effects.

 

Problem/Solution Essay: a problem/solution essay discusses a problem and its solutions.

 

Expository essay: structure

 

Typically, an expository essay is based on the 5-paragraph essay format.

It comprises an introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs and a conclusion.

 

Whenever you decide that I have to write my essay, start your introduction with a hook to grab the reader’s attention and don't forget to add a thesis statement. Your thesis must be neutral and unbiased.

 

Coming to the body of your expository essay, here you will mention all of the main points and back each one of them by providing supporting evidence.

 

To conclude your essay, restate your thesis statement and briefly mention the overall points. Don’t forget to proofread and cite any references.

 

Expository essay: tips

 

  •         Use transition words to let the reader move smoothly from paragraph to paragraph (furthermore, however, in addition to, secondly, etc.)
  •         Make your title relevant to the thesis and it should be catchy
  •         Get a friend to read the first draft
  •         Read it out loud 



Expository essay: topics

 

  •         What is the history of your birthplace?
  •         Explain the consequences a criminal has to face when he gets caught committing a specific crime
  •         Explain what it is like living in poverty
  •         Explain the main cause of obesity in teenagers in the US.
  •         Explain the functioning of a wifi
  •         How does gravity work?
  •         What are the main causes of depression in America?
  •         Describe and explain a phobia that you or someone you know has.
  •         Explain the process of film making--- how are movies made?
  •         How does memory work?

 

Now you have the topics and the idea about crafting the perfect essay. Was this article helpful do let me know!



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