Category Archives: Exposition

Save the Earth, Mr. President!: Reading Practice 3 (hortatory exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

I am a sixth-grade student at Liberty Middle School in Morganton, North Carolina. I think the first thing you should do, Mr. President, is take specific action to protect our environment. I am concerned about the natural wonders of our nation and of the world being preserved both for my generation and for future generations. There are many… Read More »

Let’s Plant More Trees: Reading Practice 2 (hortatory exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

What do you see on our school grounds? You’ll probably notice a big gray building, a black parking lot, a gray playground, and a small field with patches of grass. What don’t you see? Trees. Planting trees would make our school look beautiful, but there are more important reasons why trees should be planted. First, planting trees will… Read More »

Let’s Keep the Environment Clean: Reading Practice 1 (hortatory exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

Sometimes when I pass some certain places in Jakarta, I often see piles of trash by the side of the street or even by the river. The view is annoying. It makes our city look very ugly and dirty. If we walk near the the piles of trash, we could smell stinky odors coming from them. Piles of… Read More »

Hortatory Exposition

By | December 5, 2017

Apa sih sebenarnya hortatory exposition? Ya, sebenarnya secara umum hampir sama dengan analytical exposition. Baik hortatory maupun analytical bersifat agumentatif persuasif, artinya, penulis berupaya mempengaruhi atau membujuk pembaca melalui tulisannya untuk mendukung dan mengikuti sudut pandangnya terhadap isu atau persoalan tertentu. Seperti halnya analytical exposition, hortatory exposition juga diawali dengan thesis statement, yakni sebuah pernyataan (kadang-kadang juga berupa… Read More »

Homework: Reading Practice 3 (analytical exposition)

By | December 6, 2017

The amount of homework given to students needs to be reduced for several reasons. In short, time is limited in many students’ lives. At the same time, other students are showing alarming levels of obesity due to sedentary lifestyles. Lastly, family disharmony has increased as a result of stressed parents trying to get their children to do their… Read More »

Tourism Industry: Reading Practice 2 (analytical exposition)

By | December 9, 2017

Faster planes and cheaper flights are making it easier than ever before for people to travel. In the most developed societies, visiting exotic places is a sought-after status symbol. The tourism industries of both developed and developing countries have recognised this fact and are learning to take advantage of it. There are, however, some problems associated with this… Read More »

Fast Food: Reading Practice 1 (analytical exposition)

By | December 19, 2017

Fast food nowadays is considered a normal eating venture. People are not just eating out on special occasions or weekends anymore. It means that all the time they mostly eat fast foods. However, is fast food good for health? Fast food gained popularity in the 1940’s. Within a few years, fast-food operations popped up everywhere. With the compelling… Read More »

Apa itu Analytical Exposition?

By | December 19, 2017

Salah satu jenis teks yang mesti dipelajari oleh siswa-siswa SMA di Indonesia adalah analytical exposition. Ini adalah jenis teks yang secara khusus ditulis oleh penulis untuk meyakinkan/membujuk pembaca untuk mempercayai sikap atau sudut pandang yang diambilnya terhadap sebuah isu tertentu. Penulis membujuk pembaca melalui argumen-argumen yang ia berikan lewat tulisan tersebut. Dalam hal ini, bukti-bukti faktual ataupun ilmiah… Read More »