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Ch 27: MTTC English: Expository Writing

About This Chapter

Prepare for the MTTC English assessment by reviewing the comprehensive text and video lessons in this chapter. Learn more about expository writing then take self-assessment quizzes to test your understanding of the materials.

MTTC English: Expository Writing - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to refresh your knowledge of or help you discover more about expository writing in preparation for the MTTC English assessment. The lessons in this chapter provide the information you need to:

  • Identify organizational patterns for writing
  • Detail how to organize and structure paragraphs in an essay
  • Explain the steps involved in thesis development
  • Define supporting details, objective writing, information writing and expository writing
  • Describe policies, procedure manuals and other business documents
  • Explain how to support your writing with examples and evidence

Create an efficient and effective studying experience by utilizing resources in this chapter, like easy-to-navigate timelines with clickable links that allow you to quickly jump to specific topics within the videos, as needed. You can also take advantage of the text lessons to aid in comprehending concepts covered in the lessons.

Objectives of the MTTC English: Expository Writing Chapter

The MTTC English test is a subject-area assessment that is required in the state of Michigan for educators who want to teach English at the middle grades and secondary levels. This expository writing chapter can get you closer to your goal of adding the English endorsement to your teaching certificate by examining topics covered in the genre and craft of language subarea, which constitutes approximately 30% of the total test.

Use the lessons to strengthen your knowledge of expository writing then test that knowledge with self-assessment quizzes that feature questions very similar to the 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam. To give yourself a more comprehensive assessment of your understanding of the lessons, you can take the expository writing chapter exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 27: MTTC English: Expository Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

1. Organizational Patterns for Writing: Purpose and Types

Ever read a piece of writing and simply not understand the message? Knowing the structure of the writing will often help you understand it. Watch this video lesson to learn about structure of writing.

How to Organize an Essay

2. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

3. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

When structuring a paragraph, you shouldn't just go throwing together a few sentences. The sentences that make up a paragraph should all flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. This video explains how to put together your sentences and paragraphs to maximize their impact.

Thesis Development: Steps and Instructions

4. Thesis Development: Steps and Instructions

One of the most important components of a successful academic essay is a strong thesis statement. Learn how to construct an effective thesis statement for a persuasive essay by watching this lesson.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

5. 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.

Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

6. Objective Writing: Definition & Examples

Literally meaning 'uninfluenced by personal feelings in representing facts,' objective writing strives to do just that. This lesson will discuss the purpose of objective writing, as well as show you how to both identify and use it to your advantage, through examples and quizzing.

Information Writing: Definition, Style & Examples

7. Information Writing: Definition, Style & Examples

Most of us encounter examples of information writing every day. Learn what information writing is, and see some examples to help ground your understanding of this writing genre.

What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

8. 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.

Business Documents: Policies, Procedure Manuals & More

9. Business Documents: Policies, Procedure Manuals & More

While letters and memos may be purpose written for businesses, plenty of other documents are used as well. In this lesson we'll take a look at policies, procedure manuals, and employee training programs.

Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

10. 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!

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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