Sunday, 30 June 2013

Expository Writing (by Jian Qing and Sandeep)

Expository Writing:
1a) Definition:
Exposition is a form of oral or written discourse that is used to explain, describe, provide information or inform readers.1b) Purpose:The purpose of the expository essay is to give information about a topic. It explains the topic in a way the audience will understand. 
1c) Examples:
  • A definition of Pantomime, by Julian Barnes
  • Hot Hands, by Stephen Jay Gould
  • Process Analysis in Barry Lopez's "Migration"
2a) How are expository texts different from narrative texts and personal recounts?


The basic purpose of narrative is to entertain, to gain and hold a readers' interest, the purpose of the expository essay is to give information about the topic, and a personal narrative is a story told in the first person, often using pronouns like "I," "me," and "mine."

Links:
http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/Expository-Writing-term.html
http://www.customwritten.com/Writing/expository-essay-writing
http://www.stanford.edu/~arnetha/expowrite/info.html
Expository Writing:
1a)Expository writing is to convey information & explain ideas

1b) Purpose: Expository writing is a form of writing where the purpose is to explain, inform or even
describe.
1c) Examples: business letters, encyclopedias, reports

2a)A narrative writing is when you write about an experience or a story, while expository is factual & explains information.

Done by: Laviin & Yadunand

Expository Writing(Sean Koh, Hng Anh)




Expository writing is a type of writing where the purpose is to explain, inform, or describe. 
For Example:

Friendship

A dictionary contains a definition of friendship somewhere in the F’s between the words “fear” and “Friday.” An encyclopedia supplies interesting facts on friendship. But all the definitions and facts do not convey what friendship is really all about. It cannot be understood through words or exaggerations. The only way to understand friendship is through experience. It is an experience that involves all the senses.
Friendship can be seen. It is seen in an old couple sitting in the park holding hands. It is the way they touch, a touch as light as a leaf floating in the autumn air, a touch so strong that years of living could not pull them apart. Friendship is seen in a child freely sharing the last cookie. It is the small arm over the shoulder of another as they walk on the playground. Seeing friendship is not casual. It is watching for subtlety, but friendship is there for eyes that can see.
Friendship can be heard. It is heard in the words of two friends who squeezed in lunch together on an extremely busy day. It is the way they talk to each other, not the words. Their tone is unique. Friendship can be heard by those willing to listen.
Friendship is felt in a touch. It is a pat on the back from a teammate, a high five between classes, the slimy, wet kiss from the family dog. It’s a touch that reassures that someone is there, someone who cares. The touch communicates more than words or gestures. It is instantly understood and speaks volumes beyond the point of contact, to the heart.
Friendship has a taste. It tastes like homemade bread, the ingredients all measured and planned, then carefully mixed and kneaded, then the quiet waiting as the dough rises. Hot from the oven, the bread tastes more than the sum of its ingredients. There is something else there, perhaps the thoughts of the baker as her hands knead the dough, or her patience as she waits for the dough to rise. Unseen and unmeasured, this is the ingredient that makes the difference. Warm, fresh from the oven with a little butter, the difference you taste is friendship.
Friendship has a smell. It smells like the slightly burnt cookies your brother made especially for you. It smells like your home when stepping into it after being away for a long time. It smells like a sandbox or a sweaty gym. Friendship has a variety of smells. Taken for granted at the moment, they define the memory of friendship.
Finally, more than the other senses, friendship is an experience of the heart. It is the language of the heart—a language without words, vowels, or consonants; a language that, whether seen, felt, heard, or tasted, is understood by the heart. Like air fills the lungs, friendship fills the heart, allowing us to experience the best life has to offer: a friend.

2. Personal Recounts are in first person narrative and use personal emotions and feelings. While narrative texts are simply describing something happening at a more specific time and place. While Expository writing is a thorough description of a specific subject rather than a general view of an occasion.

Websites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_modes
http://www.thewritesource.com/studentmodels/ws2k-friendship.htm

June holidays

How I spent my June holidays:
Routine of eating, sleeping, going out, doing homework, playing.
Went for a holiday on the 12-16. Boring.

(Bryan Chang and Nimalan) Expository Writing

What is expository writing and its purpose?

Exposition is a type of oral or written discourse that is used to explain, describe, give information or inform.

Eg.

1)A Definition of Pantomime, by Julian Barnes
2)Hot Hands, by Stephen Jay Gould
3)Process Analysis in Barry Lopez's "Migration"

How are expository texts different from narrative texts and personal recounts?

Expository essays explains a process while a narrative and a personal recount tells a story.

Websites :

http://hunbbel-meer.hubpages.com/hub/Four-Types-of-Writing
http://www.stanford.edu/~arnetha/expowrite/info.html
http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/Expository-Writing-term.htm



Expository Writing (Siting and Chin Ning)

1.
(a) Definition
- Type of writing
- Inform, explain, describe things in details
- Analyze information by presenting ideas, evidence and discussion

(b) Purpose
- Explain or inform a person of something they do not know

(c) Examples
- Textbook, reports, personal letters, articles
- Do you know a creature who has a spiny tail and a hard brown hat? If you guess the horseshoe crab, then you're right! Let's examine, investigate and discover more about it! There will be many facts waiting to be uncovered.

2.
Expository writings describes how something is done while narratives is about telling a story on what happened. (For example, Expository would be HOW to play, like rules for badminton, while Narratives is about what happened while playing badminton)

Expository writings describes how something is done while personal recount describes your feelings towards the activity.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_modes
http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=71375


Expository writing (Ravern and Kevyn)


Definition: A form of writing that conveys information and explains ideas. 
Purpose: It explains something and gives instruction. Another type of expository writing compares and contrasts.
Examples: “How to fry an omelet”, “ Hurricanes and tornadoes"

Expository Writing (Vanshiqa & Colin)

Definition:
It is used to show what the writer wants to tell the audience with different kind of words and description and not tell the audience only to give the expression and feeling to the reader, thus making the story lively and livid.

Purpose:
Lets there reader gets a feeling of the the particular message the writer wants to convey tot the reader through a series of express ions to give first hand experience so readers comprehend the message in the area easily

Example:

both people and sea animals can enjoy cleaner and safer environments

Expository Writing

Definition of expository writing:
•A type of writing where the purpose is to explain, inform, or even describe. It is considered to be one of the four most common rhetorical modes.(describes the variety, conventions, and purposes of the major kinds of writing. The four most common rhetorical modes are exposition, argumentation, description and narration)
Purpose: 
•To explain and analyse information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion. 
Examples of expository writing:
  • Business letters
  • How-to essays, such as recipes and other instructions
  • News stories
  • Personal letters
  • Press releases
  • Reports
  • Scientific reports
  • Term papers
  • Textbooks
  • Wills
  • Encyclopedia articles
  • Cuisines
Taken from:






How are expository texts different from narrative texts and personal recounts?
Narrative texts tell a story. It's easy to find a beginning, middle, and an end. Usually, narrative texts have characters, settings, conflicts, and a theme.

Expository texts, on the other hand, are structured to explain information. Instead of using the narrative structure, authors of expository text use a host of other text structures.
Taken from:




Done by Walter Koh and Chee Jer En

Expository Writing by Bhakti and Seraphina ^_^

1a) Definition
  • A pedagogical term for any form of writing that conveys information and explains ideas. 

b) Purpose
  • The purpose of expository writing is to explain and analyze information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence and appropriate discussion.

c) Examples
  • Reports
  • Textbook
  • Business Letters

2. Expository writing and a narrative/ personal recount differs as expository writing is based on facts and information while narrative/ personal recount is based on a story or experience.

Website URLs:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expository_writing
  • http://grammar.about.com/od/e/g/Expository-Writing-term.htm

Expository Writing (Victoria and PL)

Define.
A type of oral or written discourse that is used to explain, describe, give information or inform in detail.

Purpose.
To assume that the person has no prior knowledge of the thing and explain explain or inform a person about it.

Difference between expository texts with narratives and personal recounts
A narrative tells a story about an event, while an expository tells you facts about an event on how to do something. It also can give insight.Expository is where you tell me how to do something. For example, write a paragraph telling me about HOW to play dodgeball. You need to explain the rules to me, and how you make teams, etc. Narrative is when you tell me a story. Tell me about something that happened to you the last time you play dodgeball, write about what happened to you and how you felt about it. Personal recount, according to the same storyline, is when you RECALL your experience in playing dodgeball.


Examples of Expository Writing
It can range from topics like “How to play Dodgeball" to topics like, “Cheating In Singapore”



http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=71375

Expository Writing [ by taufiq and claire ]

1.

(a)description : expository writing is a type of writing where the purpose is to explain, inform or even describe.

(b)purpose : to explain and anylyze information by presenting an idea, relevant evidence, and appropriate discussion.

(c)examples : business letters, recipes and other instructions, news stories, personal letters, press releases, reports, scientific reports, term papers, textbooks, wills, encyclopedia articles, cuisines.

source of information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhetorical_modes

2.

(a) How are expository texts different from narrative texts and personal recounts?
A narrative account is when you write about an experience or a story, when expository is factual and explains information.

source of information : http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100824163450AAgyOET

Today's Work: Expository Writing

Hi ladies and gentlemen,

Please do the following for today's EL Lesson:

PAIR WORK

1. Search the internet for information on Expository Writing as follows:

a. definition
b. purpose
c. examples

Key in the information on the EL blog under any one person's account in your pair.

Apart from the above information, mention both your names and the website URLs from which you have taken the information.

2. In the same post, you must also write a few lines on the following question:

a. How are expository texts different from narrative texts and personal recounts?

Cheers,

Miss Esha