Expository/Informational Writing. What is Expository/Informational Writing?. Exposition is a type of oral or written discourse that is used to explain, describe, give information or inform.
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Exposition is a type of oral or written discourse that is used to explain, describe, give information or inform.
The creator of an expository text can not assume that the reader or listener has prior knowledge or prior understanding of the topic that is being discussed.
What are some Expository/Informational Organizational Patterns
Circumlocution - Depicts a pattern in which the speaker discusses a topic, then diverts to discuss a related but different topic.
Recursion - When the speaker discusses a topic, then restates it using different words or symbolism.
Description - The author describes a topic by listing characteristics, features, and examples
Sequence - The author lists items or events in numerical or chronological order.
Narrative Interspersion - A pattern in which the speaker or writer intersperses a narrative within the expository text for specific purposes, including to clarify, or elaborate on a point or to link the subject matter to a personal experience.
Why use exposition?
Expository/Informational writing and speech surround us in our everyday lives.
We must use it to explain things on a daily basis.