English Admin – Analytical exposition is one of English texts classified together with hortatory exposition in exposition text genre. Both analytical exposition and hortatory exposition present arguments for supporting the issued thesis. What makes them different from one to each other is the last stage of the text, which the analytical exposition will end with a re-iteration. In the other hand, hortatory will close the essay with a recommendation.
Analytical exposition will try to influence the reader by presenting some arguments to prove that the writer’ idea is important. Furthermore, hortatory will try to persuade the reader how should or not do concerning the writer’s idea. Now let’s see the following example of analytical exposition!
Jakarta as Bad Working Place
Jakarta is the second-worst place for expatriates to work in outside of the United States of America, Canada and Western Europe. It is according to a recent report published by Businessweek.
The Businessweek report ranked emerging markets that might be challenging to move into due to their level of pollution, disease, political violence and availability of good and services.
The report ranked Jakarta second, just below lagos in Nageria and above Riyadh Saudi Arabia, saying the threat of violence from extremest, in particular, was serious drawback to living in Jakarta. Bombings targeting foreign interests in Jakarta, such as the JW Marriot hotel bombing in 2003, have been repeated elsewhere in the city.
In response, the Jakarta administration took the report positively, saying it could spur the administration to improve its performance.
This short text of analytical exposition is simplified from http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/04/18/issues-is-jakarta-a-bad-place-work039.html
Generic Structure of Analytical Exposition
Why Jakarta is said as bad city for working place especially expatriates? Try to take a look at the following generic structure elements
1. Thesis. Thing to be discussed
Jakarta is the second-worst place for expatriates
2. Arguments: Some supporting argumentation and proof to support the thesis
Jakarta has problem of their level of pollution, disease, political violence and availability of good and services.
Jakarta has problem of threat of violence from extremest, in particular, was serious drawback to living in Jakarta.
3. Reiteration: Final statement summarizing the argumentation
Jakarta administration took the report positively
That’s all about this example of analytical exposition text. Argumentation is the key of successful exposition. If it has lack of supporting arguments, the text will not reach wider audiences. Happy learning English Online.