How to Write an Expository Essay

In an Expository Essay you want to explain your topic in a logical, direct manner. Expository essays are informative and should have no reference to your opinions about a subject.
Tips and Guidelines:

1. Start your expository essay with an introduction. In your introduction, grab reader's interest by using a "hook," then introduce your main idea and thesis. Important: A thesis statement for an expository essay should not express an opinion or take a position on a topic.

2. Organize your essay or paper into 3 or more paragraphs or sections. In these sections, include supporting ideas about your main thesis (what you're trying to explain). Try to anticipate or answer questions your readers are likely to have.

3. Each of your ?supporting ideas? paragraphs / sections should contain one main idea and at least one supporting example.

4. In your conclusion, tie your main points together and reinforce the main idea. Try to add additional memorable insight about your main point.