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College Composition I: Assignment 1 - Expository Essay

Instructor: Matt McClintock
If you have a Study.com College Accelerator membership and are seeking college credit for this course, you must submit three essays and pass the proctored final exam. You must submit your essays before registering for the final. Below you will find the expository essay prompt and instructions for submitting your essay.

Expository Essay Prompt

An expository essay gives information about a topic to the reader in a manner that is well-researched and clearly organized. Some expositions involve comparing and contrasting differences within a given topic of interest. In a 600 to 800-word essay, research and write an informative/expository essay in response to one of the following questions:

  1. How has the decline in the honeybee population affected farmers in the United States?
  2. How do 'hybrid' cars (ones that use both gasoline and electricity) differ from traditional (gasoline-only) cars?

Formatting & Sources

Please write your paper in the APA format. The essay should have an introduction, at least two supporting paragraphs with topic sentences, and a conclusion. You will need to conduct basic research outside of the resources on Study.com, finding at least three sources that pertain to your topic. Please keep in mind to avoid sites that do not seem legitimate, i.e. Wikipedia, and to look for .gov or .edu sites for credible sources. Be sure to include a bibliography in APA style that credits the sources you used in your essay. This includes any Study.com lessons you used as sources (including the lesson title and instructor's name). If you're unsure about how to use APA format to cite your sources, please see the following lessons:

Your essay will be graded based on the following rubric:

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