Expository Essay Write a 750-1000 word Expository Essay about a topic of your choice using one of the three structures described in the unit (sequential, problem/solution, or cause/effect). Purpose: Throughout Units VI and VII, we have discussed the conventions of the expository essay. The purpose of this assignment is to measure your mastery of those conventions by putting your knowledge to practice. As we discussed in Unit VI, Lesson 1, the expository essay is a general term for an essay that expounds upon or explains a topic. The objective of the essay is to convey information to the reader; most importantly, an expository essay is an exploration of a topic, and the tone is explanatory. After choosing your topic, you will need to choose the form that is most appropriate to fit the topic: cause and effect, problem and solution, or sequential. A thesis statement, which contains the paper’s argument, will be appropriate to the form you choose. Process: For the expository essay, you will complete the following steps: Choose a topic: See Unit VI, Lesson 2, for more information about choosing a topic. Create a plan of action: See Unit VI, Lesson 3, for strategies for assessing what you already know and assessing what you need to know. Research the topic: See Unit V, Lesson 4 and Unit VI, Lesson 4, for instruction on research methods. Make sure to use both qualitative and quantitative data from relevant academic sources.
Choose the organization of your essay: Choose between cause and effect, problem and solution, or sequential organization types. See Unit VI, Lesson 1, for a list of the three organizational forms, and see Unit VII, Lesson 1, for a description of thesis statements written according to the organizational form of the essay. Create a thesis statement: See Unit VII, Lesson 1, for a description of thesis statements written according to the organizational form of the essay. Draft the essay: See Unit VII, Lesson 1, for keeping brainstorming in mind and Unit VII, Lesson 2, for more on the drafting process and description of each essay section. Stylistic details: All essays must meet the following requirements: Write in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Include one-inch margins on all sides. Use double spacing (top-to-bottom every page, to include above and below titles and centered words). Include an APA title page (for all essays) and reference list that includes all of the sources used in the essay. Include page numbers (upper-right corner only). You must use at least one academically-credible source from the CSU Library, though you may use more sources if you choose. All sources must be cited via in-text and reference citations. Adhere to APA convention and documentation style. The following document will assist you in creating this assignment: Expository essay example Resources The following resource(s) may help you with this assignment. CSU Online Library Research Guide Submit Writing Center Request By submitting this assignment, I verify that I am submitting an original work in accordance with the Academic Integrity Policy in the CSU Student Handbook.