Csu Online Library Research Columbia Southern Uni

Csu Online Library Research Columbia Southern Uni

Csu Online Library Research Columbia Southern Uni

Instructions

Expository Essay Draft

Write a 1000-1500-word essay about a topic of your choice in the style
described within Unit VI and VII.

Purpose: Throughout Units VI and VII, we have discussed the conventions of
the expository essay. 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 essay is a general term for an essay that
expounds upon or explains a topic. The objective of the essay is to convey
information to the reader; most importantly, an expository essay 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 paper’s argument, will be appropriate to the form you
choose.

Process: For the expository essay, you will complete the following steps:

  1. Choose a topic: See Unit VI, Lesson 2, for more information
    about choosing a topic.
  2. 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.
  3. Research the topic: See Unit VI, Lesson 4, for instruction
    on research methods.
  4. Choose the organization of your essay: 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
    essay.
  5. Create a thesis statement: See Unit VII, Lesson 1, for a
    description of thesis statements written according to the
    organizational form of the essay.
  6. Draft the essay: 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 essay section.

Stylistic details: All essays must meet the following requirements:

  • Include 1000-1500 words.
  • Write in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font.
  • Include one-inch margins on all sides.
  • Use double spacing (top-to-bottom every page, to include above and below
    titles and centered words).
  • Include an APA title page (for all essays) and reference list that
    includes all of the sources used in the essay.
  • Include a header.
  • Include page numbers (upper-right corner only).
  • Adhere to APA convention and documentation style (See the CSU citation guide for assistance.).
  • At least one source is required. All sources used must be
    cited.
Resources

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