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Detour around textbook lingo
Expository writing is nonfiction, except when it appears in fiction.
In nonfiction, expository writing is informative, unless it is persuasive or argument.
Both persuasive nonfiction and narrative nonfiction are expository; however, narrative and expository nonfiction are opposites.
Those seemingly contradictory facts are true because the word expository has several different meanings.
To keep from confusing students, use non-textbook language that avoids the problems.
Published 30-Dec-2008; updated