Types of Expository Writing

There are four basic categories or types of expository writing. This type of writing gives the reader information or explains something about someone or something.

The four categories of expository writing are as follows:

1.       Informative

2.       Directions

3.       Opinions

4.       Persuasion

Informative

Reports

Informative speeches

Research

Essays

Poetry

Brochures

Introductions

Teaching

Presentations

Memoirs

Messages

Letters

Biographies

Autobiographies

Experiments

Testimonies

Itinerarie

Directions

How-to paragraphs

Recipes

Travel directions

Instructions

Projects

Game rules

Explanations

Coaching

Patterns

Schedules

Commands

Drills

Orders

Tutoring

Opinions

Personal Opinions

Reviews

Comparisons

Value judgements

Speeches

Poetry

Greeting Cards

Letters

Complaints

Recommendations

Suggestions

Persuasion

Debates

Courtroom Scenes

Political Rallies

Discussions with Parents

Sales-Pitches

Advertising

Travel brochures

Mediation

Peacemaking

Job Interviews

Coaching

Critiquing

Self-Defense

Invitations



Expository Essay Outline

Find a suggested expository essay outline below. This can be used as a starting point. Ensure that you have brainstormed your topic effectively and have sufficient material on hand which will assist you in supporting your main ideas. Read more>>>


Definition of a Thesis Statement

A thesis statement briefly and clearly informs the reader what the piece is all about. It sets an expectation of what is to follow. The Oxford dictionary defines it as follows: “an opinion that is discussed in a logical way and presented with evidence in order to prove that it is true.” A strong start gives the piece value and hooks the reader right in. Read more>>>


Definition of a Thesis Statement

A thesis statement briefly and clearly informs the reader what the piece is all about. It sets an expectation of what is to follow. The Oxford dictionary defines it as follows: “an opinion that is discussed in a logical way and presented with evidence in order to prove that it is true.” A strong start gives the piece value and hooks the reader right in. Read more>>>


Choosing the right essay topic.

Finding and choosing the right creative writing topics is often the most challenging.Before we can write we need to have something to write about. John Dewey stated it perfectly when he said there is a big difference between “having to say something and having something to say.” So how do we go about finding the right topics? Read more>>>


Resources

Razzle Dazzle Writing: Achieving Excellence Through 50 Target Skills

Recommended Links

Expository Essay Outline.

Writing a thesis statement.

Main idea sentence starters.

Choosing the right essay topic.

Tips for writing essays.

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