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Writing Informative & Expository Texts - Chapter Summary
Review the elements of strong informative and expository texts by studying this chapter's video lessons. Our instructors explain what expository writing involves and show you how informative essays should be structured. You may also learn some new techniques for developing good supporting details while writing an essay. Make it through all of the chapter's videos and you should be able to do the following:
- Describe the structure of informative essays
- Define expository writing
- Explain how to organize essays
- Understand how to write for a particular audience
- Recognize how structure impacts meaning in writing
- Identify the role of supporting details
In our short and lively video lessons, professional instructors simplify the expository writing process. You can work on improving your writing skills whenever it fits your schedule; all you need to do is log on using a computer or mobile device. The lessons also include transcripts, which may feature links to other relevant text lessons. Once you feel confident in your grasp of the chapter's topics, take the self-assessment quizzes accompanying the lessons.
1. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure
There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
5. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
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.
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