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Presented by Beverly Dunaway. EXPOSITORY WRITING “EXPLAIN”. What is Expository Writing?. We use expository to explain Provides readers with information Use examples from your main idea

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Presented by

Beverly Dunaway


What is Expository Writing?


  • We use expository to explain

  • Provides readers with information

  • Use examples from your main idea

  • Introduction ,Body ,and Conclusion


  • Introduction should start with a discussion

  • Pull the reader in

  • Don’t forget the reasons or example to support the main idea


  • Each body focuses on topic

  • Use examples to prove it to the reader to support your main idea

  • Use details from your life or your research


  • Restate your main idea

  • Go over each example

  • Leave reader with a feeling or a question


  • Expository / Topic

  • Introduction

  • Body

  • Conclusion

  • Main Idea

  • Details

  • Reasons

  • Examples

How to write an Introduction

  • Expository Writing Introductions What are expository writers trying to accomplish in introductions?To tell the reader what they are writing about


  • To capture the readers attention

  • Introduction DON'TS DO NOT introduce yourself as the author

  • DO NOT begin with "I am going to write to you about"Professional writers DO NOT do this!


Introduction DO'S

1st Sentence: State your subject

  • 2nd Sentence: Tell how you feel about the subject

  • 3rd Sentence: State your 3 reasons

Introduction Example

  • The one job around the house that I hate to do more than anything else is the garbage. Sometimes I wish that the garbage would just learn to take itself out. Taking the garbage out is such a horrible task because it stinks, it is sticky, and the dogs always carry it away.


  • Expository Writing Conclusions What are expository writers trying to accomplish in conclusions? To sum the entire writing piece up


  • Conclusion DO's 1st Sentence: Restate your subject

  • 2nd Sentence: Restate your reasons

  • 3rd Sentence: State a sentence about the future of the subject

Conclusion Example

  • Taking out the garbage is the worst household job in the world. No one should have to suffer through the smell, stickiness, or aggravation of the dogs. One day, I hope to be able to have a machine to carry it away for me.

Expository Paragraph

  • Expository Writing Paragraph

  • A. Topic Sentence:

  • B. Detail 1:

  • C. Elaboration of Detail 1:

  • D. Detail 2:

  • E. Elaboration of Detail 2:

  • F. Concluding Sentence:


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