Purchase Solution

Different Types of Expository Essays

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question


What characteristics make these essays expository?

Identify the type of organization each author used to develop the essay (topic, time, order, space order or informative process)

Why do you think each author chose that type of organization for his or her essay? and what ways does this organization choice make this essay effective? What effect could the author have achieved with another type of organization or another type of expository essay?

In what ways are these expository essays alike and different?

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

Discusses organizational patterns of expository essays.

Solution Preview

Both of these essays are expository because they are presenting information in the form of facts.

The essay "Setting the Table" is organized spatially. The author lists the items that need to be placed on the table in the order in which they should be placed, starting with the tablecloth and ending with the order in which the plates are to be removed. Each step can also be considered descriptive. For example: "The tablecloth and serviettes should always be snow white, or perhaps pastel coloured, to provide a simple background on which to the present the delicious food." The author probably ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
Academic Research and Writing

This is a quiz that tests students’ knowledge about the research, revision, and writing processes.

Macbeth Comprehension Act Five

Test your knowledge on the final Act of Shakespeare's final play. Choose the best answers to questions about plot, characters, and imagery from this Act.

MLA Quiz Part II

This quiz provides additional support for students in their second or third year of college who need to proficiency in MLA formatting for writing courses.

What a Good Paper Must Possess

This quiz will serve as a tool to help students learn about the mechanics for writing a good paper.

Matching writers to their works

The quiz will list the name of a famous writer and you will be given a number of book, poem, short story, and play titles that you must match with the correct author.