The expository writing task

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What do you think?. 1. Expository Essay – 55 minutes. Read the information in the box below.. In 1955 medical researcher Jonas Salk introduced an effective polio vaccine. At the time polio was considered the biggest threat to public health, yet Salk refused to profit by patenting the vaccine beca.... ID: 136100 Download Presentation

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The expository writing task

What do you think?

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Expository Essay – 55 minutes

Read the information in the box below.In 1955 medical researcher Jonas Salk introduced an effective polio vaccine. At the time polio was considered the biggest threat to public health, yet Salk refused to profit by patenting the vaccine because he was more concerned with preventing disease than with personal gain. Although many people work to benefit themselves, some people choose to put others first. Think carefully about this statement.

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Expository Essay – 55 minutes

Write an essay explaining whether people should be more concerned about others than about themselves.Be sure to—clearly state your thesisorganize and develop your ideas effectivelychoose your words carefullyedit your writing for grammar, mechanics, and sentences

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Expository Writing

The expository task requires students to clearly explain what they think about something

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Expository Writing - Audience Awareness

The student is NOT TRYING to convince the reader to think a certain way or to accept a single viewpoint as validYOU ARE JUST EXPLAINING WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORLD.

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Expository Writing - Audience Awareness

Students may use 1st or 3rd personIt is better to stay away from “one.”(One should always think of others…)

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In a Nutshell—Lower Score Range

Typical problems we’ve seen in papers falling in the lower score range (1s and 2s)Weak or nonexistent thesisWasted space: repetition, wordiness, extraneous details or examples, looping/meandering, meaningless introductions and conclusionsInclusion of too many different ideas for 1 page – NOT FOCUSEDGeneral/vague/imprecise use of languageWeak conventions – spelling, grammar, capitalization, etc.

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Expository Essay – 55 minutes

Read the information in the box below.In 1955 medical researcher Jonas Salk introduced an effective polio vaccine. At the time polio was considered the biggest threat to public health, yet Salk refused to profit by patenting the vaccine because he was more concerned with preventing disease than with personal gain. Although many people work to benefit themselves, some people choose to put others first. Think carefully about this statement.

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Expository Essay – 55 minutes

Write an essay explaining whether people should be more concerned about others than about themselves.Be sure to—clearly state your thesisorganize and develop your ideas effectivelychoose your words carefullyedit your writing for grammar, mechanics, and sentences

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How Not to Begin an Essay

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People view things differently and see it in their own way. They also have different opinions, and each person thinks no one is right but themselves. Quotations are thought through very differently from everyone else. It all depends on the way you think and how you view things in life.

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STAAR English I Expository – Score 2

Thinking about others before you is a nice thing to think of, but if you think of yourself first it makes you feel isolated. Caring about others before you isn’t a bad thing, but thinking about yourself isn’t bad either. To me I think of others before me. Some people have the good life, others don’t. I’ll rather put myself in danger than others being in danger as well. I’m only one person but risking myself could save more than one life. When your in a room where there seems to be a fire some people will think of themselves while others think of the rest. The doctor could risk himself of getting polio but he could save hundreds of lifes that currently have polio. To me people that think of themselves before others are selfish and maybe greedy, but others that think of others are kind people.

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STAAR English I Expository – Score 3

Humanity has a funny way of contradicting itself sometimes. All children are taught to share and put others’ needs before our own. Somewhere down the line we realize that the very people who preach these things to us don’t follow their own rules. It is very important in society today to remember the bigger picture, which often includes doing things to help others with no benefit to yourself. People use each other for personal gain all the time. A glorified outlook on this way of life is all around us. In media people are more concerned

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STAAR English I Expository

with which Hollywood star is going out with which millionaire rather than the thousands of people dying of hunger in third world countries. As consumers we see this life and wish to be like that. Doing something for monitary gain is just like money itself: easily expendable and transient. But doing something to help others leads to emotional or moral gain. The memmories and feelings you get from helping others won’t ever go away. It’s worth something to you. Worth more than money ever could be.

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Expository Organization

IntroductionIntroduce the topic/idea and any other pertinent informationState your thesis (your response to the prompt)Support Paragraph #1 – Why I feel this waySupport Paragraph #2 – Why I feel this way – Necessary?Conclusion – Not necessary but helpful if it is goodRestate your thesis.Explain why your thesis is relevant to the world.

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