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Expository Writing Strategies - Chapter Summary
Composed of video and text lessons, this chapter on expository writing strategies can expand your knowledge of the kind of writing that seeks to illuminate. For example, you'll learn about sources of expository writing that include encyclopedias, magazines, instructional manuals and textbooks. As you study, you can determine what sets this kind of writing apart from fiction. The material in this chapter could guide you in:
- Providing examples of expository writing and expository text
- Describing the characteristics of expository essays
- Learning the importance of supporting details
- Supporting strong arguments with sufficient evidence
You'll have unlimited access to the lessons, which are generally less than ten minutes long. If you questions about expository writing strategies, you can submit them to the expert instructors. The online videos can be paused or you can rewind them. Video tags highlight the lessons' main points, and the written transcripts reflect the instructional videos verbatim.
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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