The expository text presents information about a specific object or fact, its description and the enumeration of its characteristics. This should allow the reader to clearly identify the central theme of the text.
An important fact is the presentation of enough information; if it is something new this becomes essential.
When it comes to controversial subjects, the presentation of arguments is necessary for the author to inform readers about the possibilities of analyzing the subject.
The expository text should be comprehensive and should be understood by different types of people.
The expository text may present resources such as:
– instruction, when it presents instructions to be followed;
– information, when it presents information on what is presented and / or discussed;
– description, when it presents information about the characteristics of what is being presented;
– definition, when we want to make clear to our reader what exactly we are talking about;
– enumeration, when it involves the identification and sequential presentation of information regarding what we are writing;
– comparison, when the author wants to ensure that his reader will understand well what he means;
– the contrast when, when analyzing a given question, the author of the text wishes to show that it can be observed from more than one angle, or that there are opposing positions.
Here’s an example of expository text:
The cell phone
The history of the cell phone is recent, but it
past – and to the movie screens. The mother of the phone
mobile phone is the Austrian Hedwig Kiesler (better known
by the stage name Hedy Lamaar), a
Hollywood actress who starred in the classic Samson
and Delilah (1949).
Hedy had everything to become a celebrity, but
intelligence. She was married to an Austrian Nazi
weapon manufacturer. What’s Left of a Relationship
exhausting was the interest in technology.
In the United States, during World War II
World, she learned that some
the Navy had been intercepted by
enemies. She was intrigued by it, and got the idea:
a system in which two people could communicate
changing the channel, so that the conversation
not be interrupted. It was the basis of cell phones,
patented in 1940.