Essay Reading Material
Although you did this verbally, you were still fulfilling the elements of an expository essay by providing definition, details, explanations, and maybe even facts if you have a really good memory.This is the same process that you would use when you write an expository essay.You want to make sure you are giving thorough, comprehensive, and clear explanations on the topic.Never assume the reader knows everything about your topic (even if it is covered in the reader’s field of study).
There should be two to three supporting points: reasons, facts, statistics, quotations, examples, or a mix of these.
However, remember that some sections will require more explanation, and you may need to separate this information into multiple paragraphs.
You can order your sections in the most logical way to explain your ideas.
Do not include any new points in your concluding paragraph.
Later in this chapter, you will work on determining and adapting to your audience when writing, but with an expository essay, since you are defining or informing your audience on a certain topic, you need to evaluate how much your audience knows about that topic (aside from having general common knowledge).