7Use your subject and your reasons to construct your introduction and your conclusion.
8Example of good body paragraph: One reason that I hate mosquitoes is because they are so annoying when I am outside. For example, when I run in the evenings, they swarm all over my face and get in my eyes. Also, when we have cookouts, we have to use bug spray. The bug spray sometimes gets in the food, and tastes horrible! Then, if you don’t use the bug spray, the only other way to not get bitten is to wear long sleeves. Yet, who wants to wear long sleeves when it’s hot outside? Nothing ruins a beautiful day like bloodsucking mosquitoes.
9Introductions for expository writings You want to let the reader know what you are writing aboutYou want to capture or “hook” the reader’s attention
10Introduction DON’TSDO NOT introduce yourself as the authorDO NOT begin with “I am going to tell you about………….AAAGHHHHHH!!!!
11Introduction DO’S 1st Sentence: State your subject 2nd Sentence: Tell how you feel about the subject3rd Sentence: State your three reasons
12Model of expository introduction I am actually an animal lover - most animals! However, an animal , or rather an insect that I really dislike is the mosquito! I spend a great deal of time outside, and mosquitoes annoy me terribly when I am outdoors. The itch from mosquito bites can be irritating and sometimes painful. However, the irritation is just the beginning! Mosquitoes carry disease such as malaria and West Nile Virus.
13Conclusions for expository writings 1st Sentence: Restate your subject2nd Sentence: Restate your reasons3rd Sentence: State a sentence about the future of your subject
14Model of expository conclusion As much as I respect living things – I just don’t like mosquitoes! Those little annoying insects prevent me from enjoying the outdoors, bite me, and carry the possibility of infecting me with deadly diseases. Perhaps there is a young inventor working on a full-proof, fragrance-free bug repellant even as I write this. I certainly hope so!