What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following statements BEST describes expository writing?

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1. When using expository writing, it is important to assume that your audience has:

2. Which of the following would be an example of process writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of expository writing. In addition to the description of the term 'expository writing,' you will be assessed on assumptions writers make regarding readers of expository writing as well as an example of process writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of the description of expository writing
  • Assumptions regarding your audience and expository writing
  • An example of process writing
  • Expository writing that uses sensory details
  • Term for an essay that exposes similarities and differences

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related expository writing lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of process writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding writing that uses sensory details

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe expository writing
  • Name five types of expository writing and give an example of each
  • List common uses for this type of writing