3 Paragraph Expository ESSAY OUTLINE
Expository Essays give facts or directions, explain ideas, or define words, just like expository paragraphs. You should focus on making your meaning clear and understandable. Writing Topic: Reasons why the Grand Canyon is a popular park. Three main points about the topic 1. History 2. Location 3. Uniqueness FIRST PARAGRAPH: INTRODUCTION
Sentence #1- Topic Sentence (use words in the topic and add a general number word, such as several, many, some, or numerous, instead of the exact number of points you will discuss.) Example: Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s most popular national parks for several reasons. Sentence #2- Extra information (add an extra comment about the topic sentence. You can use words like although, because, whenever, even though, etc. to help you develop your sentence. Example: Because the Grand Canyon is one of nature’s most awesome sights, it is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Sentence #3- 3-point sentence (List the 3 main points in the order you will present them. You can list the points with or without the specific number in front.) Example: Three reasons for its popularity are its history, location, and uniqueness. SECOND PARAGRAPH: WRITING THE BODY
Sentence #4- First Point
Example: The Grand Canyon is popular for its history.
Sentence #5- Supporting Sentence-Write one or two sentences that support your first point. Example: There are many good stories about its exploration by the great John Wesley Powell and other adventurers. Sentence #6- Second Point
Example: The Grand Canyon is also popular for its location.
Sentence #7- Supporting Sentence- Write one or two sentences that support your second point. Example: The Grand Canyon is located in northern Arizona, a cery interesting and beautiful tourist spot.
Sentence #8- Third Point
Example: Uniqueness is another reason for the Grand Canyon’s popularity. Sentence #9- Supporting sentence-write one or two sentences that...
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