Expository Modes
Thesis Statements
Paragraphs
Research/Citation
100

This expository mode defines a term or provides an overview of a topic.

What is definition?

100

This is how long a thesis should be.

What is one or two sentences?

100

This is when you begin a new paragraph.

What is when you begin a new point/focus/idea?

100

What three domains do you look for when searching for reliable websites?

What are .edu, .gov, and .org?

200

This expository mode explains the similarities and differences between two things.

What is compare and contrast?

200

This is where a thesis appears in the paper.

What is early/introduction/last sentence of the intro?

200

This states the main idea of a paragraph.

What is a topic sentence?

200

True or false: Most .com websites are reliable.

What is false?

300

This expository mode explains the effects of an event or action.

What is cause-and-effect?

300

This is what a thesis does.

What is state the main point of the essay?

300

True or false: Beginning a body paragraph with a quote is an effective strategy.

What is false?

300

This is one benefit of looking for sources in the library.

What are more reliable sources/more in-depth sources/access to the databases/citations provided/help from librarians?
400

This expository mode teaches the reader how to do something.

What is process?

400

True or false: a thesis should state a fact, not an opinion.

What is false?

400

True or false: Explaining your evidence is one way to develop a paragraph.

What is true?

400

You place this after a quotation or paraphrase in the body of your paper to indicate the source.

What is an in-text citation?

500

This expository mode compares several different things.

What is classification?

500

If you begin a sentence with, "In this essay, I will..." you are probably writing this.

What is a topic statement?

500

These are the four things a paragraph should be.

What are unified, related to the thesis, coherent, and well-developed?

500
You list the full citation information for your sources here.

What is the Works Cited page?

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