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 reflection, briefly introduce the topic of your expository essay to your course mates. 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.
Please include the name of the person or question to which you are replying in the subject line. For example, “Tom’s response to Susan’s comment.”
ALSO PLEASE REPLY TO ANOTHER STUDENTS COMMENT BELOW
Well.. I must say that after much thought and more reading, I have changed my topic drastically. I have now changed my topic to being an athlete, more specifically a baseball player. With this, I have chosen to go the sequential route for this so that I can be more descriptive with some in order topics. I am approaching this by researching previous players and actions/strategies they used to make it as a player and to be one of the best in their game. Currently, I already have some firsthand knowledge about what it takes to be a baseball player, however, I myself did not play professionally, I did play many years with some pretty good players. I was attracted to this topic because I am a fan of the sport, I enjoy watching it and following some players sometimes from pre-college all the way to pro. Currently, I am doing research on basic information on baseball and the history of the sport along with some good information about what it takes to become a good player. As far as my drafting process, it is slow. I write some things down, and erase them. As of now, I have notes and short blurps here and there that are specific to my topic. I am hoping to get a more full draft by the end of this week.