Purpose: Throughout Units VI and VII, we have discussed the conventions of the expository product
Purpose: Throughout Units VI and VII, we have discussed the conventions of the expository product. The purpose of this assignment is to measure your mastery of those conventions by putting your knowledge to practice. As we discussed in Unit VI, Lesson 1, the expository product is a general term for an product that expounds upon or explains a topic. The objective of the product is to convey information to the reader; most importantly, an expository product is an exploration of a topic, and the tone is explanatory. After choosing your topic, you will need to choose the form that is most appropriate to fit the topic: cause and effect, problem and solution, or sequential. A thesis statement, which contains the product’s argument, will be appropriate to the form you choose.
Process: For the expository product, you will complete the following steps:
- Choose a topic: See Unit VI, Lesson 2, for more information about choosing a topic.
- Create a plan of action: See Unit VI, Lesson 3, for strategies for assessing what you already know and assessing what you need to know.
- Research the topic: See Unit VI, Lesson 4, for instruction on research methods.
- Choose the organization of your product: Choose between cause and effect, problem and solution, or sequential organization types. See Unit VI, Lesson 1, for a list of the three organizational forms, and see Unit VII, Lesson 1, for a description of thesis statements written according to the organizational form of the product.
- Create a thesis statement: See Unit VII, Lesson 1, for a description of thesis statements written according to the organizational form of the product.
- Draft the product: See Unit VII, Lesson 1, for keeping brainstorming in mind and Unit VII, Lesson 2, for more on the drafting process and description of each product section.
Stylistic details: All work must meet the following requirements:
- Include 1000-1500 words.
- At least one source is required. All sources used must be cited.