How to Write an Expository Essay

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How to Write an Expository Essay A n expository essay informs the reader about a particular subject. It is intended to provide information rather than convince the reader of a particular point of view. When writing an essay, follow these basic steps: I. Select a topic: Be sure the topic is narrow enough to make it manageable within the space of an essay. For example, write about Attention Deficit Disorder in Jones Elementary School sixth Graders, instead of the broader topic of Attention Deficit Disorder in general. II. Write a thesis sentence: Be sure the thesis statement (or sentence) expresses a controlling idea that is neither too broad nor too specific to be developed effectively. This is the expression of the main idea covered in the essay. III. Select a method of development: Consider all of the following methods before you finally settle on the one which will best serve your thesis: definition example compare and contrast cause and effect classification
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Unformatted text preview: process analysis IV. Organize the essay: List the major topics that each of the body paragraphs in your essay will discuss. Fill in the primary supporting points that each body paragraph of the essay will contain. V. Write topic sentences for the body paragraphs of the essay: For each body paragraph, write a topic sentence that directly relates to the thesis sentence. VI. Write the body paragraphs of the essay: Each body paragraph should develop the primary supporting point covered in that paragraph's topic sentence. VII. Write a paragraph of introduction: An introductory paragraph should state the thesis of the essay, introduce the major topics in the body paragraphs of the essay, and gain the interest of the reader. VIII. Write a paragraph of conclusion: A concluding paragraph should restate the thesis and major points of the essay and bring the essay to an appropriate and effective close without digressing into new issues....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2011 for the course ENGL 1010 taught by Professor Mixalot. during the Spring '09 term at East Central Community College.

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