Explanatory Writing

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Explanatory Writing
Explanatory writing is writing that informs or explains. Choose one of the explanatory writing options listed below.
100 Points Possible / Pages 826-831

1- Compare and Contrast. Compare and contrast writing explores the similarities and differences between two or more subjects. Refer to page 827.

2- Cause and Effect. Cause and effect writing explains why something happened, why certain conditions exist, or what resulted from an action or condition. Refer to page 828.

3- Problem-Solution. Problem-solution writing examines a problem and proposes a solution to it. Refer to page 829.

4- Analysis. Analysis explains how something works, how it is defined, or what its parts are. Refer to page 830-831.