The exhibition text has the function of transmitting to the reader useful information on any subject, in fact, through an expository text, the reader increases his knowledge and learns a specific topic by means of explanations.
In the expository text, therefore, we argue:
- Information and news on current or general interest topics
- The results of a research on a literary, historical or, in general, cultural subject;
- Data relating to a scientific phenomenon or even social, political or economic;
- The meaning of a personal experience.
Structure of the exhibition text
But how to write an expository text? Here are some useful tips on how to structure and write a text. The structure of an expository text is made up of three distinct parts: introduction, the central part and the conclusion. Let’s start with order.
The introduction is the initial part to present the topic; it follows the part where the topic will be dealt with specifically and the conclusive part with the results or considerations to which we have come. To write a good expositive text, however, there are some rules to follow, so here are some tips for you:
- You have to center the topic to be treated, so you don’t get lost on the way.
- It is necessary to collect all data and material on the subject
- You must decide how to expose the topic and how to write it. You can decide whether to display the news or data:
- according to a chronological order
- in the form of a list
- in random succession
- in comparative terms
- according to a mixed order
When you proceed with the actual writing of the central part of the text, make sure you use specialized language and have an objective and impersonal exposure
Finally, don’t forget to re-read everything several times to avoid mistakes.
Display text: features
The characteristics of the exhibition text are:
Presentation of information in a clear and consistent manner
The various information is arranged in a logical order
- The language used is linear and clear
- The lexicon is specialized: there are specific terms of the discipline that we are talking about
- The exhibition is objective ie there are no personal impressions, opinions or judgments
- The information is often accompanied by graphic elements to facilitate the understanding of the text
- How to write: guides
- Attention, never confuse an exhibition text with an argumentative text. In an expository text the news is chronicled, an event is exposed in an impersonal way, as we have seen. An argumentative text, on the other hand, exposes a problem and then, presenting and discussing more reasons from different points of view, both pro and con, argues the question and suggests what the author’s thinking is.