Expository Essay

Write an expository essay explaining the similarities and differences between Augustine’s and Boethius’ explanation of evil. I need quotes to support.  Expository essay guidelines : “The expository essay is a genre of essay that requires the student to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea in a clear and concise manner” (Purdue OWL). This requires a close, critical  reading of the text. For a helpful checklist on how to do a close reading, see  An expository essay explains. It is not an opinion or reflection paper. Do not use pronouns such as “I,” “you,” or ”we” An expository essay is explaining a text; therefore, it requires a close reading of the text, citing specific examples (either paraphrases or direct quotes) that back up your thesis Introductory paragraph. One introductory paragraph that includes a thesis statement in the last sentence NEEDS a thesis Body paragraphs. Each body paragraph has topic sentence, focuses on one idea, and relates back to thesis Main idea in each paragraph is supported by specific details from the text that are properly cited Conclusion. Concluding paragraph is not a summary; it “readdresses [the thesis] in light of the evidence provided” (Purdue OWL)

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