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Long Expository Paragraph Questions 

Extended (Long) Expository Paragraph



To write an effective long paragraph, you must begin with a solid five-sentence paragraph. Expanding it into an extended paragraph is a matter of adding details and an example to the sentences you have already written. Details provide a fuller description of what you want to write about.

Then one needs to write a specific example.

A specific place, a specific time, a specific event.


Example of Extended Expository Paragraph

Title



Topic Sentence -- the Top Bun

Type your topic sentence here. Be sure to limit it.



First Finding with Details and Example     

First Finding -- the Lettuce

Background or least important finding

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Details, Quotes or Statistics

In this section, you provide details about the first reason.
It may include the location, a number of restaurants or, in the case of academic studies,
quotes from experts that support your first reason.


First Finding - Example

In this case, you want a specific something specific.
You can use the transition below if it's an example, or you can create your own transition, such as "one the day I proposed...."
Again, this must be specific -- one time, one place, one event.

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This must be a specific time, place or event.





Second Finding with Details and Example  

Second Finding - the Tomato

In this section, give a more important reason, but not the most important

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Details, Quotes or Statistics

In this section, you provide details about the second reason.
Again, it may include the location, a number of restaurants or, in the case of academic studies,
quotes from experts that support you second reason.



Second Finding - Example

This must be a specific time, place or event.

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Most Important with Details and Example   

Third Finding - the Meat

This is the most important reason

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Details, Quotes or Statistics



Third Finding - Example

This must be a specific time, place or event.

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Paragraph Conclusion

Conclusion - Bottom Bun

Summarize the reasons in order
Try to end with a strong sentence

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