By Dr. Saul McLeod , published Before you write your essay it's important to analyse the task and understand exactly what the essay question is asking. It is possible your lecturer will give you some advice - pay attention to this as it will help you plan your answer.
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The main purpose of an explanatory expository essay is to inform and to explain a topic. You should write as if your reader has no knowledge of the subject. Usually informative essays give an extensive definition, contrast two phenomena, draw the line between the cause and the effect, or describe a step-by-step process. You should write in great detail even though you personally might skip some obvious parts. Your aim is to educate the readers, clarifying difficult points for them and helping them understand what may seem easy for you. Pay special attention to the structure, which is usually five-step: the introduction, three body paragraphs, and the conclusion.
Definition essays necessitate that you write a personal yet theoretical delineation of a particular word. The explanation ought to be in-depth and extensive. Thus, it is crucial that you select a word which will give you much to write about. There are a few typical strategies you can use to embellish or enhance the word.
An argument essay structure can be organised in two ways. A Block structure is where the two main body paragraphs are divided separately into for or against OR a Point-by-Point structure where each main body paragraph has an argument followed by the counter argument. Thesis Statements: How to write a thesis statement. It focuses on different writing structures using words like however, although, despite and then includes a writing task.