Research, Write, Present
Explain with Technology
This project is about using technology for learning. It helps you develop the skills you need to use technology effectively. You can use these skills for the rest of your life. In this project, first you learn how to use expository writing to understand and explain a topic. Then, you research a topic that interests you and explain the topic in an expository essay. Finally, you create and deliver a multimedia presentation to share your explanation with an audience.
In this project:
- Choose an interesting topic for an informative expository essay
- Gather and organize the information you need to explain your topic
- Draft, revise, and edit an expository essay to explain your topic
- Deliver an interesting, informative, and entertaining multimedia presentation
Expository Writing >
An expository essay, or exposition, is an interesting and informative explanation of a topic. A well-written exposition presents all relevant information without favoring any particular point of view. Different types of expository writing have different purposes. You can use expository writing to learn about and explain almost any topic in any subject. Learn how to choose a topic in a subject that interests you and ask effective questions to guide your research. In this module, choose an interesting topic for an informative expository essay.
Research Process >
How can you make sure you answer your questions correctly? You can use the researchprocess to make sure your answers are accurate and complete. First, you locate a variety of credible sources of accurate and reliable information and gather information by taking notes. Then, you organize the information in your notes and plan your expository essay. Understanding the research process helps you to be successful in school, work, and life. Learn the skills you need to locate and use the information you need to explain your topic in an expository essay. In this module, gather and organize the information you need to explain your topic.
Expository Essay >
Are you ready to write an expository essay? An expository essay usually begins with an introductory paragraph that gets readers interested in a topic, includes three (or more) body paragraphs that explain the topic, and ends with a concluding paragraph that summarizes the topic. An interesting and informative essay can make writing seem easy. But most good expository essays are the result hard work. Many successful expository writers use feedback from peers to make their essays more interesting and informative. In this module, draft, revise, and edit an expository essay to explain your topic in an interesting and informative way.
Multimedia Presentation >
How can you explain your topic to a live audience? You worked hard to research your topic and write an interesting and informative expository essay. When you have a live audience, make the most of it! You can use a multimedia presentation to explain your topic in an entertaining, interesting, and informative way. Many successful writers and researchers deliver multimedia presentations to their audiences. Learn how to create and deliver a multimedia presentation that explains your topic to an audience. In this module, deliver an interesting, informative, and entertaining multimedia presentation.