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

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