Expository Essay

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Classic model format used for many essays, with explanations and an example of an essay.

Shows good examples of paragraphs with focused topic sentences. Also shows how to avoid "paragraph sprawl" or digressions/deviations by removing irrelevant details.

An interactive tool that allows students to plan and organize for essay writing before printing information.

A comprehensive click-thru guide/tutorial that explains how to compare and contrast information, gives definitions, examples of outlines (various forms of compare/contrast) and how to use transitional words to move between ideas. Checklist for students to use as they plan and write is also included.

The web page walks a student through the process of essay writing.

Great description and tips for writing an intro paragraph

Online tutorial takes students through the steps of writing a research paper with click-thru pages of explanation and examples. Teaches students to choose resources, prewrite, draft, edit and revise their writing before publishing.