Ch 12: STAAR English II: Writing Expository Texts

About This Chapter

Enhance your knowledge of writing expository texts by studying the topics covered in these lessons. This study guide reviews the concepts you will need to know for these types of questions on the STAAR English II exam.

STAAR English II: Writing Expository Texts- Chapter Summary

Prepare for the STAAR English II exam by using these easy-to-understand lessons to strengthen your knowledge of the best approach to writing expository texts. You will find the following lessons in this chapter:

  • Expository essays
  • Analytical essays
  • Rhetorical awareness
  • Transition sentences
  • Adapting writing to your audience
  • Thesis statement
  • Supporting details
  • Use of sources

After you have thoroughly studied the concepts presented in these lessons through text or video format, you can assess yourself by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These resources are designed to cover what you have studied and they will give you immediate results. This will be especially helpful to you because you can quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses. You can then go back into lessons and review anything you missed before moving forward.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: STAAR English II: Writing Expository Texts
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Expository Essays: Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. 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.

Rhetorical Awareness in Technical Communication

2. Rhetorical Awareness in Technical Communication

When writing technical communications, it is important to take into account the goal, audience, and context of the document you are creating. This video explains how having rhetorical awareness will help improve your communication.

How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

3. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences

Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.

Analyzing Your Audience and Adapting Your Message: Purpose, Process & Strategy

4. Analyzing Your Audience and Adapting Your Message: Purpose, Process & Strategy

In order for a message to be effective, it has to be impactful, clear and relatable to an audience. Learn about some key steps to analyzing an audience in order to identity the correct way to deliver and write a message.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

5. How to Write a Thesis Statement

Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.

Supporting Details: Definition & Examples

6. 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.

How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

7. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.

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