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Nataly Havrysh

Nataly Havrysh , Professional editor and proofreader, essay writing tutor

Purdue OWL gives a very nice explanation of what an expository essay is –

“The expository essay is a genre of essay that requires the student to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea in a clear and concise manner. This can be accomplished through comparison and contrast, definition, example, the analysis of cause and effect, etc.”

Your thesis statement will depend on how you choose to accomplish your goal.

If you choose to accomplish it through comparison and contrast, for example, the thesis statement can look like this

“Although the promotion of responsible parenthood is the most popular means of tackling the growing number of global population, investing into the healthcare in the developing countries is much more effective long term” (you may find evidence to support this thesis here )

If you plan to investigate some issue through its effects, the thesis has to demonstrate it accordingly:

Let’s take the same issue of overpopulation: “Considering the threat to the environment overpopulation causes, it is certainly a concerning issue, which should be addressed by the global community and individual states in particular”

You can find more information on how to create a thesis statement and how this affects the rest of the essay in this post.

Nataly,

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Thesis Statement A thesis statement should not express an opinion or take a position. It should be simple and clear and one that can be supported with facts.

Expository Essay Organization – Thesis statement
– Two reasons
– Conclusion Every time you wrote about your summer vacation or did a book report, you wrote an expository essay.
How-to articles, newspaper editorials and textbooks are all full of expository writing. Examples: The Boston Tea Party was the most important act of civil disobedience in the American colony because it protested unjust taxation without representation and was therefore the main cause of the Revolutionary War. Thesis Sentence Breakdown: The topic and two facts (reasons) that back up what you say. The Two Reasons Once you have your thesis statement written including two reasons, you will create two body paragraphs (one for each reason) with a main idea and details to support. EXplain something…. EXPOSITORY ESSAYS TOO MUCH!!! The Boston Tea Party was a significant act of civil disobedience that galvanized Americans around the issue of taxation without representation and helped spark the Revolutionary War. Just Right: Gerbils are considered a great pet for small children because they are low maintenance and they are inexpensive. In many marriages the spouses split household duties because both spouses have full time jobs and housework is no longer considered the woman’s sole responsibility. Colleges and Universities could see lower enrollment numbers due to an increase in tuition and stricter admissions policies. A thesis statement should not announce what you will write about, or be a title for what you will write about. NOT GOOD:
Schools and violence.
My thesis is about ……
I’m going to tell you……

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