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Purposes of Expository Writing

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1 Purposes of Expository Writing
Is meant to INFORM the reader Purposes of Expository Writing 1. TELL what happened when… 2. WRITE A REPORT on… 3. EXPLAIN how to… 4. DESCRIBE how to…

2 Examples of Expository Writing
Essays Book reports Biographies Interviews

3 Writing Your Essay Topic - Define your purpose.
Outline - Organize/Diagram your ideas. Thesis - What information you plan to present in your essay. Body - Write the body paragraphs. Each main idea will be presented. Introduction - A point of entry to your paper. Conclusion - Brings closure to the reader, summing up your points. Finishing - Recheck your writing carefully.

4 Thesis The thesis statement tells the reader what the essay will be about, and what point you, the author, will be making. You know what the essay will be about. That was your topic. Now you must look at your outline or diagram and decide what point you will be making. What do the main ideas and supporting ideas that you listed say about your topic?

5 Developing a Thesis Your thesis statement will have two parts: The first part states the topic. •Kenya's Culture •Building a Model Train Set •Public Transportation The second part states the point of the essay. •has a rich and varied history •takes time and patience •can solve some of our city's most persistent and pressing problems

6 Thesis Practice Take 15 minutes to practice 3 thesis statements:
Topic: Exploring BHS Culture In your journal: (What is the main point you are presenting?) _____________________________________

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