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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Expository Writing (Kenneth Mah and Jeron Kor)

Expository Writing (A.K.A. Informative Writing)

Definition) A pedagogical term for any form of writing that conveys information and explains ideas. (Source: http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/Expository-Writing-term.htm)

Purpose) To explain, inform, educate or even describe.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expository_writing)

Examples) In 1997, 175,000 volunteers picked up three million pounds of garbage along the coasts of the United States. As a result, both people and sea animals can enjoy cleaner and safer environment. Glass bottles, lumber and syringes are less of a threat to barefooted beach-goers. Fewer seabirds, fish and crabs will die entangled in plastic can holders, fishing nets and fishing line. People put trash in oceans, but by volunteering their time to help clean up after themselves, people are also solutions to their problems. (Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Example_of_expository_writing)

Question) How are expository writing and narrative text and personal recounts different?
Narrative texts often simply relate or report in third-person.
Personal recounts are first-person recounts of a specific event.
Expository writing explains, informs, educate or describes.

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