Judicial Politics

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Week 5
Case Western Reserve University Department of Political Science POSC 323/423 Spring 2012

Expository Essays
Expository essay requires the writer to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea in a clear and concise manner. Tools for expository writing: • comparison and contrast; • definition; • example; or • analysis of cause and effect.

Elements of Expository Writing
Concise and defined thesis statement that occurs in the first paragraph of the essay. – Thesis statement to be appropriately narrowed to meet guidelines set forth in the assignment.

Clear and logical transitions between the introduction, body, and conclusion. – Transitions are the mortar that holds the foundation of the essay together. Without logical progression of thought, the reader is unable to follow the essay’s argument, and structure will collapse.

Body paragraphs that include data/evidential support.
– Each paragraph should be limited to the exposition of one general idea. This will allow for clarity and direction throughout the essay. Conciseness creates an ease of readability. Each paragraph in the body of the essay to have some logical connection to the thesis statement.

Elements of Expository Writing
Evidential support (whether factual, logical, statistical, or anecdotal). – Use statistical, factual or reference evidence, where available. Creativity! – Creativity and artfulness are not always associated with essay writing, it is an art form nonetheless. Avoid formulaic expository writing. Create something interesting. Leave a lasting impression on the reader. Conclusion - does not simply restate the thesis, but readdresses it in light of the evidence provided. – Be effective and logical; do not introduce any new information in the conclusion. Synthesize your arguments and come to your...
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