What is an expository essay?
In an expository essay you try to explain something to your audience. You begin by reading what your text has to say about a particular topic and then study the available literature related to that topic. Then you form a thesis statement based on your understanding of the material, and explain and support that thesis. The thesis statement should appear at the end of the first paragraph of your essay.
1. Choose one of the following 3 topics:
- Philosophy of mind and philosophy of science.
2. Develop a research question(s) and a thesis statement (Week 3) that you will argue for in your Expository Essay (Week 4). Note: Your thesis statement must be related to the history and philosophy of Eastern and/or Western psychology using our textbook as your source and discuss comparative ideology, epistemology, and ontology.
3. Summarize the central theme(s) and scope of the books or articles you have chosen, why you selected them, and how they provide insight into your thesis.
Based on your annotated bibliography, submit a 8-10-page Expository essay to which you add a title page, an abstract (120 words) and a reference page (textbook + 4 additional sources). Submit this writing assignment as a Microsoft Word document using Times New Roman, 12-point font, double spacing, and 1 inch margins. Number pages in the upper right hand corner opposite the running head used as your header. Use the insert function in your MS Word program to add the header to your title page. See the template provided in Course Resources.