Explain your topic in a logical, direct manner. Expository essays are informative and should have no reference to your opinions about a subject.

 Gain your reader’s interest by using a “hook,” then introduce your main idea and thesis.

Introduction

Hook: A famous writer once said that “[quotation related to your topic]” example: “a dog is a man’s best friend.” 

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Topic Sentence: This is true when applied to [summarize your main topic: example, “my own dog Sammy.”

Include supporting ideas about your main thesis. Try to anticipate or answer questions your readers are likely to have. Each of your “supporting ideas” paragraphs should contain one main idea and at least one supporting example.

Supporting Idea 1

Option 1: An established fact about [my topic] is that [state fact.]

Option 2: One thing I’ve observed frequently about [my topic] is [________]

Introduce another main point. Support your ideas with statements that reinforce your point. Each of your “supporting ideas” paragraphs should contain one main idea and at least one supporting example. 

Supporting Idea 2

Option 1: Further, [my topic] is relevant in [the world/my life] because [state reason.]

Option 2: Many experts have studied my topic including [name expert]. He found that [quote or paraphrase a fact from your chosen expert.]

Add another main point. Use specific details to enforce your main points. Add additional or important information. Each of your “supporting ideas” paragraphs should contain one main idea and at least one supporting example. 

Supporting Idea 3

Option 1: Another key element of [my topic] is [________]. 

Option 2: Further study of my topic reveals that [state fact or statistic.]

This is your conclusion. Tie your main points together and reinforce the main idea. Try to add additional memorable insight about your main point. 

Conclusion

Option 1: Overall, [my topic] is notable for its impact on [“me,”/”my family,”/”society,”/”culture,”/”science,”]

Option 2: [My topic] is a rich subject for further [“investigation,” “inquiry,”] and influences [state what your topic influences]

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