1. What is an Expository Writing?
Expository writing is writing to explain. Expository writing seeks to inform, explain, clarify, define or instruct.
2. How is Expository Writing different from other types of writing?
•Expository writing does not tell a story.
•Expository writing does not persuade a reader but only gives facts and reasons.
•Expository writing is not a summary of the book.
•Expository writing is not a book review or a book report.
•Expository writing is not ONLY your opinion. You must base your ideas on evidence from the text.
3. Characteristics of Expository Writing
- Focus on the main topic
- Logical supporting facts
- Details, explanations, and examples
- Strong organization
- Unity and coherence
- Logical order
- Smooth transitions