Informative Essay The Informative essay or expository essay
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The Informative essay, or expository essay, is a type of non-fiction that tells a reader facts about a topic. Examples are: newspaper articles, online articles, magazine articles, encyclopedia articles, and speeches.
An informative essay has 5 sections: Introductory paragraph Hook Sentences Thesis statement First body paragraph Support main idea with facts, examples, and quotations Second body paragraph Support main idea with facts, examples, and quotations Third body paragraph Support main idea with facts, examples, and quotations Concluding paragraph Paraphrase thesis statement
A good essay must: stay on topic, have structure transition smoothly from one idea to the next Be properly developed with facts and information
Use vivid details and description. Write in an active voice instead of a passive voice! Subject will do action instead of being acted upon. Example: Jackie slammed the ball out of the park. Non Example: The ball was slammed out of the park by Jackie. Use strong nouns and action verbs.
Before you start… You must know Topic- What you are going to write about Direction- Which way you are going to write about your topic. (structure) Three ideas, points, or reasons you are going to write about. You will your three main points to form your thesis statement.
Introductory Paragraph 1. Hook/Lead. This sentence will make the reader want to read the rest of your paper. 2. Supporting sentences 3. Thesis statement. Place thesis sentence last in the 1 st paragraph of your essay.
Hook/lead Ask a rhetorical question (Have you ever… Would you… Do you… Can you… How would you… etc. ) Ex: Do you know someone who seems just about perfect to you? Start with a famous quote Use figurative language Begin with a sentence that tells something about the background of your subject.