Expository text

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.