Ch 9: Writing Informative & Expository Texts

About This Chapter

Take a look at the video lessons in this chapter to strengthen your expository writing skills. Examine the components of informative essays and how they're organized while also getting some pointers on writing effectively for your audience.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: Writing Informative & Expository Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

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.

What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

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.

How to Organize an Essay

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.

Writing for Your Audience

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.

What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

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.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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