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Expository Unit Vocabulary

Please use a section of your composition book to label and define academic vocabulary; you will be expected to use this vocabulary frequently throughout your discussions and writing.



Expository text exposes you to facts: plain and simple.DescriptiveCause & EffectProblem & SolutionProceduralChronologicalCompare & Contrast


Procedural Features

Goal/Aim – What is the intended final product? (a car, a sandwich etc.)Materials – What do you need to achieve this goal?Method – How do you use the product to make the final product?Evaluation – What does your audience need to know about what they will encounter (the peanut butter is tricky, the jelly should be set out a few minutes before etc.)



To summarize something, only include the important stuff. When you are asked to summarize several events from the Civil War, include only the important facts, not every single detail you can find.



Something (such as a plan or offer) that is presented to a person or group of people to consider.A statement to be proved, explained, or discussed.Something that someone intends to do or deal with.



To make (something) by combining different things.To combine (things) in order to make something new.To make (something) from simpler substances through a chemical process.


Text Evidence

Textual evidence is evidence from a text (fiction or nonfiction) that you can use to illustrate your ideas and support your arguments.All textual evidence should:Support a specific pointBe cited with a page number at the end of the sentence – He shouted “no more stone soup” (14).Be followed by an “connection” that explains the relationship of the evidence to your main point.


Multi-Paragraph Essay

 A multi-paragraph essay simply means the paper is two or more paragraphs. A common structure for an extended essay includes five paragraphs.We will do five paragraphs; it is the standard


Thesis Statement & Controlling Idea

A short statement, usually one sentence, that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay, research paper, etc., and is developed, supported, and explained in the text by means of examples and evidence.It gives writers a basis for decision-making: every sentence, every paragraph in the essay should be directly related to the controlling idea. Controlling idea = purpose x subject x your perspective



The act or process of reaching a conclusion about something from known facts or evidenceA conclusion or opinion that is formed because of known facts or evidence



A final decision or judgment : an opinion or decision that is formed after a period of thought or researchThe last part of somethingThe act of concluding or finishing something or the state of being finished

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