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Unformatted text preview: Expository writing is a type of writing, the purpose of which is to inform, explain, describe, or define the author's subject to the reader. Expository text is meant to deposit information and is the most frequently used type of writing by students in colleges and universities. A well-written exposition remains focused on its topic and lists events in chronological order. Key words such as first, after, next, then and last usually signal sequential writing. Second-person pronouns may be used in such writing, if needed; for example, in a how-to essay a writer may choose to personalize the instructions with "you." However, the use of first-person pronouns should be avoided. Expository essays will not reveal the opinion of the writer. The essay on Lucy Stone uses time order and the informative process in the author’s technique in writing. I say that the author uses both because as the reader reads on the events in Lucy Stone’s life unfold as the years go on in context starting from when she is younger all the way to the days of her...
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2010 for the course GENERAL 9898 taught by Professor Meme during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.
- Spring '10