If you have an expository essay prompt, first of all, get ready to spend a while finding all types of information sources and conducting in-depth research. Students often get frustrated when they are assigned an expository writing assignment. Although essays have never been a piece of cake in the first place, this version of the task appears to be one of, if not the, hardest one s. What is expository writing?
An expository essay is a type of essay where the writer needs to explain, clarify, illustrate, or explicate something in a simple and understandable way. The tone of an expository essay is neutral, unlike the tone of an argumentative essay, as the goal is to inform the reader instead of persuading them with an argument. The structure of an expository essay utilizes a standard five-paragraph expository essay format. It consists of an introduction, typically three paragraphs for the main body, and a conclusion. Each paragraph of the main body is devoted to one subtopic. According to the context of the essay, the number of body paragraphs may vary.
How to Write an Expository Essay: Everything You Need to Know
Published on July 14, by Jack Caulfield. Revised on October 15, Expository essays are usually short assignments intended to test your composition skills or your understanding of a subject. They tend to involve less research and original arguments than argumentative essays.
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