: Some confusion may occur between the argumentative essay and the expository essay.
Is the conclusion merely repetitive, or does it synthesize ideas, suggest new directions of thought, re-evaluate the introductory statements? (Argument) Has any significant aspect of the question been neglected? (Argument) Is there any point where the paper tends to fall from the level of analysis to the level of observation? If so, choose one and explain how it might be clarified and/or better supported. (Evidence) Select the best phrases, paragraphs, and/or ideas in the paper.
Then read it again, with the following questions in mind.
Expository essays involve less research and are shorter in length.
Expository essays are often used for in-class writing exercises or tests, such as the GED or GRE.