The goal of an expository essay is to explain or describe a topic in an interesting and detailed way. Write an expository essay on a topic that you understand better than most people. Your topic may be academic, but it may also be based on a hobby, interest, or experience.
Choose the definition, process, cause and effect, or compare and contrast mode of development. You may also find yourself combining these modes (read the essays in your textbook to see how other writers have successfully combined these expository modes).
Since you are the expert on this topic, most of the information in this paper will come from your own knowledge and experience. However, you must also include information from another reliable source. The best way to use your additional source is to fill in the gaps in your knowledge or to provide a different point of view on your topic. You should not choose a topic that you would have to research extensively. You must document this source with in-text citations and a Works Cited page following MLA guidelines.
Use MLA formatting (12 pt. font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, MLA header) throughout. This essay should be 3-4 pages long.