Analytical Exposition


  • To persuade the reader or listener that there is something that, certainly, needs to get attention
  • To analyze a topic and to persuade the reader that this opinion is correct and supported by arguments
          Examples: argumentative essay, exploratory essay

Generic Structure:

  1. Thesis : Introduces the topic and shows speaker or writer’s position; Outlines of the arguments are presented.
  2. Arguments : It consists about Point and Elaboration Point, states the main argument Elaboration, develops and supports each point of argument
  3. Conclusion : Reiteration (restatement), restates speaker or writer’s position

Language Features:

  • Focus on generic human and non-human participants, e.g.: car, pollution, leaded petrol car
  • Use abstract noun, e.g.: policy, government
  • Use of relational processes, e.g.: It is important
  • Modal verbs, e.g.: we must preserve
  • Modal adverbs, e.g.: certainly we.
  • Connective or Use of internal conjunction to state argument, e.g.: first, secondly, then, finally)
  • Evaluative language, e.g.: important, valuable, trustworthy, etc.
  • Giving reasons through causal conjunction
  • (e.g. so, thus, therefore, hence)
  • Use of present tense
  • Passive sentence

The example of Analytical Exposition:

(Statement of position):

I believe that you should always wear a hat at school when you are playing outside , to stop you from getting sunburn.

(Argument 1):

Firstly, if you don’t wear a hat, you will get sunburn ant the sunburn is painful.

(Argument 2):

Secondly, sunburn could lead to skin cancer. Sunburn can lead to health problems later in life. Many older people suffer from skin cancer which can kill them.

(Reinforcement of position statement):

In my opinion all school students should wear hats.


The Importance of English

Thesis { I personally think that English is the world’s most important language. Why do I say that?

Argument 1 { Firstly, English is an international language. It is spoken by many people all around the world, either as a first or second language.

Argument 2 { Secondly, English is also the key which opens doors to scientific and technical knowledge, which is needed for the economic and political development of many countries in the world.

Argument 3 { Thirdly, English is a top requirement of those seeking jobs. Applicants who master either active or passive English are more favorable than those who do not.

Conclusion { From the fact above, it is obvious that everybody needs to learn English to greet the global era.


The Importance of Education

 I personally think that education is very important for us as Indonesian teenager who will take over values, good morals, culture and knowledge. We also bring the future of Indonesia nation in the middle of world global civilization.

The condition of education in Indonesia is terrible. Why do I say that? In fact, there are many regions that have not been reached by good education. If the condition is going like this, I am sure it is difficult for Indonesia to be a prosperous country. How can it be? As we all know, a prosperous country must have a good basic education, because by having good education, people will get job easily, good life. Due to this reason, it makes the country prosperous.

To improve education system in Indonesia, the government has tried to provide education evenly to all part of Indonesian and to apply suitable education system that can make people clever and civilized. So, Indonesian can life better in this modern and sophisticated era. By the existence of education in our country, we will be able to reach the degree of knowledge or science. Besides, the Indonesian human resources will be equal with people in all around the world.

In short, it is obvious that as young Indonesian generation, education is very important.


This example of Analytical Exposition text is written by Fiqih Martilova


10 responses to “Analytical Exposition

  1. Refki

    December 9, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    makasih kka/mbak atas Informasi B.Inggris nya, :D
    saya sngat terbantu< :D

  2. innalillah

    March 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    thanks :)

  3. Mega Selvia Putri

    October 19, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    Makasih ya kk :D


  4. Jennifer Gloria Pongallo

    October 22, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    permisi miss, maaf cuma mau memastikan, saya pernah membaca sebuah artikel di mana ditulis di situ bahwa analytical exposition tdk menggunakan first personal pronoun (I, we, us, me), tapi contoh yg anda berikan menggunakan first personal pronoun. Di mana yg saya baca bahwa jenis text argumentation yg menggunakan first personal pronoun adalah hortatory exposition.. jujur, saya bingung sekali mana yang benar, karena saya akan melaksanakan ppl saya dan mengajar murid2 SMA tntang text tsb, bisa beri saya penjelasan tentang hal tsb. miss? trima kasih..

  5. Jennifer Gloria Pongallo

    October 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    oia miss, saya minta ijin buat copy “the purposes of the text” ya, trima kasih

  6. El shaarawy

    November 14, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    makasih info nya sangat membantu

  7. mksih

    November 24, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    mksih yh

  8. mksih

    November 25, 2013 at 5:54 AM


  9. english direction

    December 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    saya juga lagi belajar bahasa Inggris, ada blog yang juga ikut menamba penjelasan tentang jenis teks pada umunya dan analytical exposition pada khususnya

  10. holilpro

    March 30, 2013 at 10:12 PM


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