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  • expository rather than persuasive writing
  • clean expository writing
  • (c) Nothing of importance in an expository way was related, because every time Buttercup began "Tell me about yourself," Westley quickly cut her off with "Later, beloved; now is not the time."
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • I think the key element some of you are not considering is the issue of skills: that you're not only here to freely express yourself on a particular subject but also to build certain time-honored skills, like clear expository writing and analysis.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Because I was teaching ninth-grade Expository Writing at Gravesend Academy in the fall, I wasn't going to work this summer.
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • I'd also had two years' teaching experience; while I was in graduate school at the University of New Hampshire, I taught part-time at Gravesend Academy— Expository Writing for ninth graders.
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany

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