Expository Writing

Expository Writing

Expository Writing The person that iz most important 2 me iz my girlfreind. She iz very nice. We go out 2 a movie evary Friday and then we hang out 2gether 4 a while. I met here in school, her name is Catherine. I luv her. We have ben 2gether for 1 year and we r going to b in luv 4ever. Catherine iz a Freshman and im a sophmore. We go 2

Colchester. Colcheter iz a small town in VT. There iz n/ m 2 do in Colchester, so it iz good 2 hav some1 like Catherine. There r lotz of kids that don't have a g/f and they r usully bored. Catherine and me want 2 go 2 UVM 2gether. UVM is a colege in Burlington, VT. It iz very nice. Burlington iz nex 2 Colchester, so it iz not very far away. Catherine and me met at a party at a friends house. It wuz a holloween party. I wuz ther and Catherine came

up 2 me and said "Hey your cute." Expository Writing 1. Exposition = is a type of writing that is used to explain, describe, give information or inform. Examples: Newspapers Magazine articles

Essays Research papers POW 2. Prompt = a prompt is a question or an instruction that tells you what you're supposed to write. 3. It is the topic of your paper.

Pull apart the prompt Step 1: Read it Step 2: Take it apart Step 3: Understand what you need to do. Step 4: Determine how to respond to the prompt correctly Pull apart the prompt 4. Pay careful attention to the wording of

the prompt. 5. Look for and highlight key words and verbs in the prompt. 6. Use the key words in the prompt to write your thesis statement. Prompts 7. Why are the octopus and jellyfish not easy prey? Give details from the text to

explain your answer. 8. Eliza and Carver were both inspired to make changes in America. Describe where Eliza and Carver found inspiration for their original ideas as well as for the solutions they found when obstacles arose. 9. Describe the challenges faced by the rescuers of the penquins.

Compare/Contrast 10. Compare and Contrast = tells the reader the differences and similarities between elements in two sources. Ex. Compare and Contrast how the authors of the two articles use text features to help the reader understand the main idea.

Describe 11. Describe = to provide a detailed account about a given topic. Ex. Describe the challenges faced by the rescuers of the penguins.

Explain 12. Explain = to provide information about an idea that helps the reader understand the authors point. Ex. Explain how the volunteers saved the endangered penguins after the oil spill. Classify

13. Classify = To put elements into a group Ex. Classify the animals in the text by habitat. Cause/Effect 14. Cause and Effect A. Cause the reason for an occurrence B. Effect As a result, what happened

Ex. What were the causes and effects of the sinking of the Titanic? Steps in a process 15. Steps in a process = list the sequence or flow of events or details Ex. How to French braid long hair.

Analyze 16. Analyze = to examine critically for specific details Ex. Analyze the impact of the Holocaust on the lives of Jews.

Define 17. Define = to tell the meaning Ex. How does the author define racism. Problem/Solution 18. Problem/Solution A. Problem What went wrong? What was the challenge?

B. Solution How the problem/challenge was resolved. Ex. What were the challenges of the colonists when they came to this country? How did they solve it? Organize

T - thesis statement/topic 20. I important evidence 21. D defend/detailed 19. examination 22.

E end/conclusion Thesis Statement 22. Thesis Statement: is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader. 23. Your thesis statement is a one sentence summary of your research paper.

Important Evidence 24. Important evidence is the important details that support your thesis. Important evidence comes directly from the text. 25. Defend you give a detailed examination of the textual evidence. This is where you, the writer, explain the evidence. 26. End the conclusion of your paper. This

is the last paragraph of your paper where you restate the thesis and sum up the whole paper. Remember 27. Expository writing is fact driven. 28. Do Not put in your own opinion. 29. Do Not use the words I, me, or you. 30. Stick to the facts.

Introductory Paragraph 31. Start your paragraph with a hook. 32. Hook = is an interesting statement that catches the readers attention. This sentence hooks the reader. Ex. The era of the R.M.S. Titanic is long past, but the tragic tale of the unsinkable

White Star liner remains the subject of intense public fascination. The Jews were herded like animals into sealed cattle wagons. They were beaten, separated from family, stripped of all personal possessions, their hair, their clothes, their

dignity. Within in a few seconds, we had ceased to be men, said Elie Wiesel, referring to his first moments at the Nazi death camp Informative Sentences 33. After the hook, your paper should have three or four sentences that provide details

about the subject. 34. These sentences should also set the stage for your thesis statement. In Night, Elies Wiesels memoir about his experience during the Holocaust, he vividly describes the Nazis dehumanization of the Jews and other victims of Hitlers Final Solution. Dehumanization is the process in which a person is

stripped of his dignity as a human being and is treated as an animal or worse. When you dehumanize someone, you try to make it seem as if they do not deserve to be treated with respect or given the rights that all people should have. During the Holocaust, the Nazis tried to dehumanize the Jews and other groups in order crush the peoples spirits, so they would not try to fight back against the cruelty. Also, by dehumanizing the Jews, Nazis

hoped to make the rest of the world believe that the cruelty was not wrong because the Jews did not Thesis Statement 35. The entirety of your paper hangs on the thesis sentence, which is generally the last sentence of your introductory paragraph. 36. the thesis statement makes a claim or states a view that you will support or build upon

Ex. In Elie Wiesels memoir Night, the Nazis try to dehumanize the Jews by calling them names, stripping them of their human possessions, and treating them as if they were nothing more than animals. Body Paragraphs 37. A strong body paragraph explains,

proves, and/or supports your papers argumentative claim or thesis statement. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Insert a Topic Sentence Explain Your Topic Sentence Introduce Your Evidence Insert Your Evidence Unpack Your Evidence Explain Your Evidence Insert a Concluding Sentence

Concluding Paragraph 38. A conclusion is what you will leave with your reader 39. It "wraps up" your essay 40. It demonstrates to the reader that you accomplished what you set out to do 41. It shows how you have proved your thesis 42. It provides the reader with a sense of closure on the topic

43. A conclusion is the opposite of the introduction 44. The conclusion begins specific and moves to the general Revise A Add Sentences Words

R Remove Unneeded words Unneeded sentences M- Move Sentences Around Words Around

S Substitute trade words and sentences for others Edit C Capitalize All proper nouns U Usage match nouns and verbs correctly to make sense

P Punctuation .?,; S Spelling check all words use spell check or the dictionary

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