Expository Essay Samples

When writing an expository essay, you need to show the deeper side of your chosen subject. Check out our expository essay samples to better understand the process of writing one yourself.

Tomb Treasures of Han China

By Sam Burt, on The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Why did the Emperors of the Qin and Han…

The Origins of Film

By Ion Martea There are multiple debates concerning the origins of film. Photographers in the nineteenth century were anxious to find a way to capture…

The Salvation Army

Among charity organizations existing currently, there is one that takes its mission so seriously that it sees itself as a military unit on duty. The…

The Power of the Playful

By Nicky Charlish Imagination and precision are two attributes that we might think are in conflict, with the former being a product of freedom and…

Work Burnout

Finding a dream job—with comfortable work conditions and a high salary—is probably a goal everyone strives for. Indeed, in western society, where having a job…

Psychological Defense Mechanisms

The human psyche is a powerful and at the same time delicate tool of perception and cognition. From the first days of life and until…

Urban Legends

Many of us have at least once heard ancient legends about gods, fairies, giants, the creation of the world, the apocalypse, Ragnarok, and other similar…

Fear of Success

Perhaps everyone is familiar with the fear of failure: a paralyzing sensation of a probable setback preventing a person from accomplishments, broadening one’s zone of…

The Most Densly Populated City in the World

The world has a huge number of curious, fascinating, shocking, or otherwise impressive places to see. Gigantic megalopolises such as Tokyo or Shanghai, tropic paradises…

A Universal Basic Income

Every day, there is news about industry automation, AI development, and mechanization. The amount of jobs previously occupied by humans is gradually decreasing due to…

John Muir’s Literary Science

This article [John Muir’s Literary Science] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/06/09/john-muirs-literary-science/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture

This article [Ernst Haeckel and the Unity of Culture] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/01/24/ernst-haeckel-and-the-unity-of-culture/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If…

How to Read Like a Writer

By Mike Bunn In 1997, I was a recent college graduate living in London for six months and working at the Palace Theatre owned by…

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