Technical text is non-fiction. It gives the reader information to perform a task It contains steps. It often contains bullets, and numbered items. Sentences are short. There is no humor. There is specific terminology.
E XPOSITORY T EXT Expository text is non-fiction (true). It seeks to explain or inform. The information can be verified as true. Structures: descriptions, comparison/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution. Focused on a specific topic. There are often headings and subheadings. It contains facts and information.
E XAMPLE OF E XPOSITORY T EXT B IOGRAPHIES AND A UTOBIOGRAPHIES
E XAMPLE OF E XPOSITORY T EXT R EPORTS /G RAPHS /C HARTS
E XAMPLES OF E XAMPLES T EXT N OTICE THAT THESE ARE BOTH TECHNICAL AND EXPOSITORY B ROCHURES
E XAMPLE OF E XPOSITORY T EXT N EWSPAPER AND M AGAZINE A RTICLES
P ERSUASIVE T EXT With persuasive text the author tries to convince the reader to adopt a particular opinion or perform a certain action. The writer takes a stand on an issue. There are facts to back up their claims. There is an attempt to solve a problem. The writer often addresses the opposing side. There is a call to action(what can be done to address the issue).
E XAMPLES OF P ERSUASIVE T EXT A DVERTISEMENTS (C OMMERCIALS )