Analytical Expository

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An analytical expository essay is one which analyses issues or situations. Examples of analytical expository essays are an analysis of how Australian identities are constructed through selections of poetry plus a critical comparison of the ways the viewer has been positioned in two film versions of a play or novel that has been studied.

The structure of the essay should include the following:

Introduction

  • Introduce the topic and describe or define the ideas you are going to discuss in your essay.

Body Paragraphs

  • Points of explanation to support your analysis
  • Explain each of the ideas/factors involved in the topic.
  • Use a different paragraph for each different factor.
  • Talk about the most important factor first and then go to minor factors about the topic.
  • Use a different paragraph for each different factor.
  • Talk about the most important factor first and then go to minor factors about the topic.

Explanation - first point

  • Topic Sentence - introduces the first point of the explanation.
  • First supporting sentence/s - further explains the topic sentence in more detail.
  • Second supporting sentences - support the explanation with examples or facts as evidence to back up your statements.
  • Concluding sentence - summation of what has just been said.¬† Leads on to the next explanation or point.

Explanation - second point

  • Topic Sentence - introduces the first point of the explanation.
  • First supporting sentence/s - further explains the topic sentence in more detail.
  • Second supporting sentences - support the explanation with examples or facts as evidence to back up your statements.
  • Concluding sentence - summation of what has just been said.¬† Leads on to the next explanation or point.

Explanation - third point, fourth point, etc.

Conclusion - summary

  • Evaluates the factors involved.
  • Summarizes the main points or ideas.

Other Hints

Some other hints to use while constructing your analytical expository essay.

  • Don't express your personal opinion on a subject.
  • Don't use emotive words or imaginative language use precise words only.
  • Use facts.
  • Use the third person voice.