Writing Expository Essay

21 July 2019

Expository Essay
The purpose of an expository essay is to present and explain a situation or issue by providing readers with the relevant information.  An example of an Expository essay – “How has technology improved lives?”.  

An expository essay is usually a five-paragraph essay or longer.  Below is the structure of an Expository essay.  

Introduction
The Introduction paragraph provides an overview or background information.  For instance, students can write about how life is different now compared with the past when technology was not readily available.  Consequently, how lives have improved in various aspects such as lifestyle, work and entertainment because of technology.

Body Paragraphs
Each Body paragraph should cover only one point.  Begin each paragraph with a topic sentence.  Remember to use an example; preferably a real-life one, to substantiate a point.

Paragraph 2 – Point #1 how technology improves lives.  Support with one example or statistics

Paragraph 3 – Point #2 how technology improves lives.  Support with one example or statistics

Paragraph 4 – Point #3 how technology improves lives.  Support with one example or statistics

Conclusion 
Finally, the Conclusion paragraph can offer a final thought or solution to the topic or issue being discussed.

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