Begin Readings for Lesson 5 Using the Discussion Question Threads, students will respond to writing prompts which are statements that focus on a topic or an issue, followed by questions. The purpose of an essay prompt is to inspire a response in the form of an essay, which will test your writing, reasoning, and analytical skills these will follow the reading assignments for each unit. How to write a Expository prompt: Expository Prompts The purpose of expository writing is to inform, clarify, explain, define, and/or instruct. Sometimes this prompt type is referred to as evaluative, analytic, or reflective writing. The subtypes of problem and solution, cause and effect, and how-to essays also are grouped with this category of writing. Expository essays are typically guided by a purpose and with a specific audience in mind, where voice and organization align with subject and audience. For expository prompts use the cue words: why, how, what, and explain. 1.Look for the words “why, how, what, and explain” in the writing prompt for a expository prompt. 2.Brainstorm about what the prompt is asking you to write about. 3.Create a thesis statement. … 4.Think of strong topic sentences that support your thesis statement. 5.Compose the introduction for your essay. 6.Write the body of the essay. 7.Add your conclusion. Responses should be written in 4-5 paragraph (minimum) form. If any sources other than the textbook for the course are used, they need to be cited in APA format. For quotes and paraphrased material from our textbook, simply include the parenthetical citation with the author and the applicable page number.