Presentation on theme: "Hey we’re gonna take Cornell Notes!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Hey we’re gonna take Cornell Notes! Expository WritingHey we’re gonna take Cornell Notes!
2 What is Expository Writing? Expository is writing to explain.Expository writing seeks to inform, explain, clarify, define or instruct.
3 What are examples of Expository Writing? letters, newsletters, definitions, instructions, guidebooks, catalogues, newspaper articles, magazine articles, manuals, pamphlets, reports and research papers
4 What are characteristics of Expository Writing? focus on main topiclogical supporting factsdetails, explanations, and examplesstrong organizationclarityunity and coherencelogical ordersmooth transitions
5 Types of Expository Writing Sequence - The author lists items or events in numerical or chronological order.cooking instructionsdriving directionsinstructions on performinga taska review of anhistorical eventan analysis
6 Types of Expository Writing Descriptive Essay - The author describes a topic by listing characteristics, features, and examplesThe author tries torelate to the readerthrough senses andconvey a mental image
7 Types of Expository Writing COMPARISON – Author explains how things are alike or differentCAUSE AND EFFECT – The author lists one or more causes and the resulting effect or effectsPROBLEM SOLVING - The author states a problem and lists one or more solutions for the problem