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Analytical Expository Story Writing

Use this online video writing tutorial to study the story Robinson Crusoe as an example of Analytical, Expository writing. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use this Literature and Writing Tutorials video entitled Teaching Analytical Expository Story Writing to study the analytical, expository style of writing through excerpts from Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe's classic tale.

This instructive educational online video not only offer excerpts from Daniel Defoe's classic, Robinson Crusoe, in its study of the analytical/expository mode of writing, but also beautiful illustrations by the renowned artist N.C. Wyeth, which originally appeared in the "Illustrated Classics" series of the early twentieth century.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop analytical and expository writing skills, which are used to develop ideas and strong arguments; express opinions supporting a particular viewpoint; establish points about a subject through the use of irony; or explain a point of view through the use of facts and transition words, phrases, and sentences.
  • Gain insight to Daniel Defoe's use of analytical expository writing in his classic novel Robinson Crusoe through excerpts that show the author's development of ideas and the expression of his opinions.
  • Learn how to use the same method of analytical expository writing as that exemplified in Robinson Crusoe, for essays and reports that seek to analyse, persuade, explain, or influence.
  • Appreciate the artistry of the renowned illustrator N.C. Wyeth
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