Characteristics of Expository
The type of organization used for “Setting the Table” was the informative process. An expository essay developed by the informative process is a “how to” essay. This essay was wrote in a step-by-step process giving information in order, describing how to set the table. Time Order was used as the type of organization in the essay “A Soul as Free as the Air. ” This expository essay uses specific dates and chronological organization of information from one period to another.
This type of organization arranges information according to date or specific time. o Why do you think each author chose that type of organization for his or her essay? In what ways does this organizational choice make the essay effective? I believe that the informative process was the best way to describe and deliver information in the essay “Setting the Table. ” I believe that the time order organization process was chosen by the author because there was information that needed to be given from different times. What effect might the author have achieved with another type of organization or another type of expository essay?
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I think either time order or informative process could have been used for either of the essays. Using the time order for “Setting the Table” would have worked just as well, telling the reader “First this” “Second that” ect. o In what ways are these expository essays alike? In what ways are they different? o Explain your answers. These essays are very similar. Both are giving of facts and information. However, they are different because one is telling “how to” do something, giving specific directions to properly set a table. The other is a time line of Lucy Stones life and accomplishments.