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Guide for Writing an Analytical Exposition

Definition of Analytical Exposition
Exposition is a text that elaborates the writer‘s idea about the phenomenon surrounding. Its social function is to persuade the reader that the idea is important matter.

Generic Structure of Analytical Exposition
1. Thesis (introduction): Introducing the topic and indicating the writer’s position 2. Arguments (body): Explaining the arguments to support the writer’s position 3. Reiteration (conclusion): Restating the writer’s position

Language Features of Analytical Exposition
Using relational process- Relationships between and among leaders, workers, followers, partners, co-workers, etc. People knowing and caring about people. Using External conjunctions –enhancing by linking to real world events (Holocaust, the Final Solution, death trains) Using internal conjunction – elaborating and itemising steps in an argument (firstly… secondly .. next… finally) Using causal conjunction – the cause of an event…. Because Using Contrastive conjunction – but… nevertheless

Using Simple Present Tense (Bruno is a quiet boy)
– NOT PAST TENSE (Bruno was a quiet boy)

Example ONE
Basic Essay
The Unhealthy Fast Food
Fast food nowadays is considered a normal eating venture. People are not just eating out on special occasions or weekends anymore. It means that all the time they mostly eat fast foods. However is fast food good for health?

Fast food has its popularity in the 1940’s. Within a few years, fast-food operations popped up everywhere. With the compelling rise in fast-food restaurants since the 1940’s, oddly it started the rise in obesity and cancer during that same time period.

Fast food is highly processed with a wide array of additives. To ensure fast food’s low cost, the fast food products are made with highly-processed ingredients to give it shelf-life, to hold consistency, and to enhance flavor. Fast food is altered from its original healthy form.

It is not the calories in fast food which damage health and waistline. It is the chemical additives such as aspartame and MSG (monosodium glutamate). Studies show that the chemical additives lead to weight and disease issues.

So, there is absolutely nothing nutritional about fast food. Fast food simply feeds hunger and craving.

Example TWO

2. Thorough Essay
Extract: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
..The representations constructed by the author influence the reader to accept certain ways of thinking and seeing through the eyes of a child. In the book, ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’, the author John Boyne has constructed diverse multiple representations of youth in society during the holocaust. John’s construction of the characters Bruno, Gretal and Shmuel show the different cultural assumptions, attitudes, values, beliefs and innocence, which underpin youth and their peers. John Boyne challenges aspects of youth discourses through the characters and relationship of Bruno and Shmuel. The reader is therefore positioned to become aware of the conflict between the different cultures and the youth discovering individual identities and the pressures to conform to societal expectations. In the text, Bruno, the main character, was constructed by John as initially being oblivious and naïve to the Final Solution. Throughout the novel Bruno is emerging into a young boy and trying to discover his role in society and the horror of the world surrounding him. As a part of his personal growth and discovering what is beyond his own life, he becomes involved with a Jewish …..

How to write an Analytical Exposition

The purpose of an analytical essay is to propose and support an argument. By analyzing the material on which the essay is based, the essay writer should develop a position regarding the accuracy of the original information. The introduction is one of the most important parts of an analytical essay. This is because it is in the introduction...
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