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The Complete Idiot’s Guide™ to Writing Well by Laurie E. Rozakis

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Chapter 12. You Got Some 'Splaining to Do, Lucy: Exposition

You Got Some 'Splaining to Do, Lucy: Exposition

As you learned in Chapter 2, “The Write Way,” exposition is writing that instructs, explains, shows, or tells. Most of the writing you do in school and in life is expository. Exposition is writing that shows, explains, and tells by giving information about a specific topic. In this chapter, you'll discover the different forms that exposition can take: cause and effect, classify-divide, comparison-contrast, definition, and process analysis. By the time you finish this chapter, you'll be equipped to ...

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