The expository essay is designed to provide a logical, factual, and straightforward explanation of a given topic. Here, the writer’s opinions and emotions are put aside. A typical expository writing prompt will direct the writers to “define” or “explain” a topic.
“Write an essay explaining how email has changed the lives of students.”
As always, a close look at the instruction is essential. Here, there is nothing in the writing prompt that indicates that any kind of argument or opinion is needed. The instruction is simply to “explain.”
The goal here is provide information in as clear, concise and logical a manner as possible. Good exposition writers include journalists who are required to provide just the facts without the frothy emotional appeal of an argumentative piece.
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