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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Expository writing! /(o3o)/ With Shiqiang and Ray!

What is the definition of Expository Writing?


Answer: Expository writing is a term for any form of writing that conveys information and explains ideas.

Sources: http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/expositionterm.htm             http://www.abington.k12.pa.us/copper/pdf/Writing/Expository%20Writing%20Information.pdf

What is the purpose of Expository Writing?


Answer: Its purpose is to explain, inform, convey information or describe by using logical steps in a process.

For example, it explains "how to do a task". So the writer has to write down a sequence of tasks and explain how to do each one, like writing down instructions on how to cook an omelet.

Source: http://www.alsde.edu/general/annotatedpackets/20082009/grade10annotatedexemplars-3.pdf
             http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_purpose_of_expository_writing


Here is an example of Expository Writing: 

Note: I am directly quoting from this website:

Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Example_of_expository_writing

"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 environments. Glass bottles, lumber, and syringes are less of a threat to barefooted beachgoers. Fewer sebirds, fish, and crabs will die entangled in plstic can holders, fishing nets, and fishing line.People put trash in the oceans, but by volunteering their time to help clean up after themselves, people are also the solution to the problem."

Source: http://learningcenter.fiu.edu/Class%20Support2/AComparisonBetweenNarrativeandExpositoryText.PDF

What is the difference between Expositional Writing and Narrative Writing and Personal Recounts?



Narrative Writing tells a story or an event, while Personal Recounts tell stories from one person's point of view. While Expositional Writing however imparts information and ideas to the readers, not stories.



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