How to Structure an Expos Paper

Many of you are taking expository writing and have expressed concern due to the difficulty of the class. To help you rest your worries, we dug up the exact structure expected from an expos paper. This document was given to students by a Rutger professor and it is NOT considered cheating because it is only a structure and not actual ideas. If you are still struggling after reading our tips on understanding expos, feel free to use this document to further aid you.
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Make sure each of the numbers is one full sentence, but one sentence only.

Introduction

1.) Broad Statement with a Personal Insight. NO FACTS.
2.) Sentence of fact explaining topic sentence.
3.) Connecting transition sentence to First Author.
4.) Introduce Author name and Title of work and what his message is.
5.) Connecting transition sentence to Second Author.
6.) Introduce Author name and Title of work and what his message is.

If there is a Third Author.
7.) Connecting transition sentence to Third Author.
8.) Introduce Author name and Title of work and what his message is.

7.) Connecting Idea sentence.
8.) Thesis

Paragraphs

1.) Topic Sentence, Personal Insight. NO FACTS.
2.) Sentence of fact explaining topic sentence.
3.) Introduce First Author
4.) Present Quote by First Author.
5.) Analyze Quote, do not explain, make connection to your thesis.
6.) Personal Insight.
7.) Transition Sentence.
8.) Introduce Second Author.
9.) Present Quote by Second Author.
10.) Analyze Quote, do not explain, make connection to thesis.
11.) Personal Insight about the Second Author.
12.) Sentence of Fact Connecting the Two Authors.
13.) Personal Insight Connecting Entire Idea.
14.) Elaborate personal Insight Connecting Entire Idea.
15.) Further elaborate Personal Insight Connecting Entire Idea.
16.) Transition Sentence to The Next Paragraph
^^^^ Repeat this idea for three individual ideas concerning three paragraphs.

Conclusion

Free form summary but it must all connect to your thesis statement. Easiest way to do this…

1.) Broad Statement.
2.) Statement of fact supporting broad statement.
3.) Summary of First Paragraph.
4.) Summary of Second Paragraph.
5.) Summary of Third Paragraph.
6.) Broad Statement Summary.
7.) Poignant generic Statement.