As described in Unit VI and reinforced in Unit VII, the expository essay is instructional and educational in that the purpose of this essay is to confer information from the author to the reader. There are many different kinds of expository writing that surround us each day. In fact, you have more than likely written in an expository manner before. Any time you have written to a friend and described the process for cooking a favorite dish, explained the process for enrolling in a fantasy football league, or explained how to plan and then execute a quilt, you were writing in an expository manner.
For this journal, briefly introduce the topic of your expository essay. This is not a formal disclosure. Instead, describe what you intend to write about in your Unit VII expository essay. Use the following questions as a guide:
- What is your topic?
- How are you approaching it?
- What do you already know about the topic?
- What do you want others to know about the topic?
- What attracted you to this topic?
- Do you have a personal interest in the topic?
- What was the inspiration for writing about this topic?
- What do you want to know about the topic?
- What kinds of research are you doing already?
- How do you feel about the drafting process so far?
You certainly should not feel as though you need to answer all of the questions above. Instead, in your description, picture your course mates as your audience. Imagine that we are all sitting in a classroom together, and the instructor has the class to go around the room and describe their projects.
Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.