About This Chapter
NES ELA: Expository Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive overview of expository writing strategies is designed to ensure you're prepared to answer related questions on the NES English Language Arts assessment. After watching the videos, you will be ready for the following:
- Defining expository writing
- Providing the meaning of and identifying types of expository text
- Listing the types and characteristics of expository essays
- Explaining the meaning of supporting details
- Discussing how to support writing with examples and evidence
Tailor the lessons to suit your studying needs. You can view them in any order and as often as you'd like while utilizing timelines located below the videos to visit key topics within the lessons.
NES ELA: Expository Writing Strategies Objectives
The topics covered in this expository writing strategies chapter are found in the modes of writing content domain of the NES English Language Arts assessment. This domain constitutes about 23% of the total test. In addition to watching the lessons, you can take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to test your knowledge of the lessons.
Taking and earning a national minimum passing score of 220 on the assessment (236 in Oregon) can get you the certification needed to teach ELA to secondary-level students in your state. The computer-based test consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and lasts three hours.
1. What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the major components of expository writing. Learn more about expository writing and see some common examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
2. What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples
Expository text exposes you to facts: plain and simple. In this lesson, you will learn how to understand and identify expository text. You will be able to distinguish between expository and narrative text and understand why this distinction is important.
3. Expository Essays: Types, Characteristics & Examples
The facts, just the facts: expository essays are not about giving an opinion or taking a side. In this lesson, we will learn about the different types of expository essays and check out a few examples.
4. Supporting Details: Definition & Examples
Find out what supporting details are and their role in essay writing. Learn the different ways to include supporting details, then take a quiz to test your new skills.
5. Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence
Watch this lesson to learn how to make strong arguments and write better papers by using evidence effectively. It's not just about piling on a bunch of facts!
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Other chapters within the NES English Language Arts: Test Practice & Study Guide course
- About the NES Test
- NES ELA: Structure, Analysis & Word Meanings
- NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary
- NES ELA: Influences on the English Language
- NES ELA: Figures of Speech & Meaning
- NES ELA: Reading & Comprehension Strategies
- NES ELA: Organization of Written Works
- NES ELA: Climax & Plot in Written Works
- NES ELA: Themes in Written Works
- NES ELA: Points of View in Literature
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Informational Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts
- NES ELA: Strategies for Reading Technical & Functional Texts
- NES ELA: Genres in Literature
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Nonfiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Literary Drama
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Poetry
- NES ELA: Analyzing & Interpreting Prose
- NES ELA: Literature in Old English & Middle English
- NES ELA: The Renaissance in English Literature
- NES ELA: English Literature in the 17th & 18th Century
- NES ELA: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Romantic Poetry Movement
- NES ELA: Victorian Literature
- NES ELA: Turn-of-the-Century Literature
- NES ELA: Modernist Authors in English Literature
- NES ELA: Nonfiction in English Literature
- NES ELA: The Oral Tradition
- NES ELA: Noun & Verb Usage in the English Language
- NES ELA: Phrases & Clauses in English
- NES ELA: Types of Sentences in English
- NES ELA: Modifiers in the English Language
- NES ELA: Grammar Conventions
- NES ELA: Comma Rules
- NES ELA: Spelling Rules
- NES ELA: Precision & Clarity in Writing
- NES ELA: Effective Composition Writing
- NES ELA: The Writing Process
- NES ELA: Research Writing
- NES ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Analytical Writing Strategies
- NES ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
- NES ELA: Public Speaking Strategies
- NES ELA: Viewing & Presenting Images