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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Expository Writing by Li Ying and Johanna

Definition:
Expository writing is a type of oral or written discourse that is used to explain the text. It is the form of writing that conveys information and explains the ideas. It gives facts and information about a topic. It is one of the four traditional modes and so it may include elements of narration, description and argumentation.

Purpose:
Good expository writing:
-introduces the main idea and develops it with facts and supporting details.
-important information about a specific topic.
-summarizes research from a variety of sources.
-uses transition words to connect ideas.

-draws a conclusion based on the facts and information presented. 

Examples:
1) The root cause of unwanted population growth around the world cannot be pinned-down to one reason. It is a complex, multi-faceted issue with a myriad of affecting factors. If history is any evidence, population explosions have coincided with three major technological progressive movements, marking significant eras in the history of time. 

2)My dog is the best pet anyone could have. He is beautiful and easy to care for. Playing with him is lots of fun. He always takes care of me. There isn't a better pet anywhere. 

3)Most often, people start to experiment with drugs due to the influence of such factors as depression, anxiety, bad family history, and childhood abuse. The risks associated with drug experimentation vary from one drug to another. Potential dangers and risks of drug experimentation are best understood by examining the effects of a drug being used. 

How are expository texts different from narrative texts and personal recounts?
A narrative text is designed to tell a story that is imaginative or fictional while expository writing is designed to convey information or explain what is difficult to understand and it is often equipped with facts and figures.
A personal recount is an account of a past event or a party based upon your feelings and experiences, while an expository writing leaves out personal opinions. Expository writing usually explains something in a process and it is usually in a logical order and sequence.

Sources:
http://www.stanford.edu/~arnetha/expowrite/info.html
http://www.abington.k12.pa.us/copper/pdf/Writing/Expository%20Writing%20Information.pdf
http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/Expository-Writing-term.htm
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subjectindex/20-educational/language-arts/350-writing-styles.html
http://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-narrative-and-vs-recount/
http://hunbbel-meer.hubpages.com/hub/Four-Types-of-Writing
Example sources:
http://ydyo.izmir.edu.tr/akademik-yazma-merkezi/for-students/essays/2441-Expository-Essays.html
http://www2.asd.wednet.edu/pioneer/barnard/wri/essay_model.htm
http://academichelp.net/samples/essays/expository/drugs-effects.html

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