Expository and Persuasive Articles. Writing. Expository/Informational Writing. Expository/Informational. No bias Analyze each word for connotation ! Only include facts that can be documented 5-Paragraph Essay Intro, 3 Informational Paragraphs, Conclusion 3-5 Sentences per paragraph.
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The author describes a topic by listing characteristics, features, and examples
The author lists items or events in numerical or chronological order.
The author explains how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.
Cause and Effect
The author lists one or more causes and the resulting effect or effects.
Problem and Solution
The author states a problem and lists one or more solutions for the problem.
A variation of this pattern is the question- and-answer format in which the author poses a question and then answers it.
“. . .expository writing and speech surround us in our everyday lives.”
“Let's think about the type of writing that most of us encounter in our daily lives. When you pick up and read a non-fiction book, magazines, or newspaper article the author uses expository writing to inform you, the reader, about the topic.”
“. . .At school, students are required to submit school exams and research papers as a means for their teachers to grade their progress.”
“. . .Finally, at work, people are required to produce business reports and memorandums to inform their superiors and co-workers about the occurrences that take place at other levels of the company.”
“. . .In addition, oral exposition is primarily observed in oral academic presentations, business talks, and speeches that are delivered to a group of people.”
Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).
Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).
Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
Date: October 30, 2012
To: World Literature Class
From: Mrs. Dibley
Subject: Today’s agenda
Here is the agenda for today’s class:
Circle titles of source documents
Box Bibliographical information (author, publisher, date, etc.)
Read/skim materials collected
Highlight all details of significance or interest in the articles
Please raise your hand and show me your prewriting progress by the end of the class period. Thanks!
write anything about topic you know/have learned (brainstorming)
list everything you want to say about the topic (can be used later as an outline) --no worries about grammatical errors at this point --easiest to grasp ideas in threes (5 paragraph essay) --can be slightly longer --intro is often written last
For Tuesday: First draft written and ready for peer editing!
What NOT to say in peer revision. . .
Your essay is OK, but mine is better.This person is making the review process competitive, and acting as an opponent, rather than a helper.
I loved your story. By the way, you have beautiful eyes. Are you free for lunch?This critic is more interested in the writer than in the work.
I hated your poem, and you are a bad person.Here, the reviewer is being very harsh, speaking personally, and not offering any comments that will lead to productive changes.