Expository Writing Pointers. Have an INTRODUCTION —clever, attention-grabbing, BUT focused on your thesis THESIS —you must have a clear controlling idea! State it directly, but artfully. EXPLANATION —stay on topic. Might try: Historical reference (even current events) to support
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Have an INTRODUCTION—clever, attention-grabbing, BUT focused on your thesis
THESIS—you must have a clear controlling idea! State it directly, but artfully.
EXPLANATION—stay on topic. Might try:
Historical reference (even current events) to support
Literary reference to support
Logical/thoughtful reflection to support
Focus on IDEAS about the topic! Do NOT turn it into a personal narrative.
CONCLUSION—prove your point + connect back to thesis!
Personal Example (not narrative story)
Try to come up with ideas for all areas of evidence, then choose the best!