Sunday, 30 June 2013

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
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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.
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Done by Walter Koh and Chee Jer En

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