8th graders have a writing test coming up and they have to write an expository essay.
The biggest problem is, I don't know what that is...help! If you can tell me and also give me an example.
Writing - bobpursley, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:52am
It is an essay presenting facts and conclusions, instead of your feelings and opinions.
Writing - mysterychicken, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 10:57am
Basically they're a plain essay that you write based on the topic you're given? Because as i understand from that site, you can write quite a lot of stuff?
Writing - Writeacher, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 12:09pm
Bob Pursley is right. Expository means "explanatory." You state your thesis at the end of your introduction and then you write 3 or 4 paragraphs in support of that thesis and then you write a conclusion.