Basic Features Of Explanatory Essays

A Main Point of thesis



In explaining a concept, all writers make some point about the concept. The point, or thesis, asserts something significant or interesting about the concept. For example Murayam makes the point in her essay that the more reader know about metal illness, the more likely they are to be understanding of those who suffer from it.

An appeal to Reader’s interests

In explaining concepts, good writers usually try to appeal directly to their reader’s interest. They put this appeal right at the beginning, as Toufexis does by being blunt (“let’s cut out all this nonsense about romantic love.”) or as Castro does by setting up an ironic contrast between Manpower and General Motors refers to fictional cowboys and detectives that readers can be expected to recognize.

A Logical Plan