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Expository Essay Draft
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Write a 1000-1500-word essay about a topic of your choice in the style described within Unit VI and VII.
Purpose: Throughout Units VI and VII, we have discussed the conventions of the expository essay. The purpose of this assignment is to measure your mastery of those conventions by putting your knowledge to practice. As we discussed in Unit VI, Lesson 1, the expository essay is a general term for an essay that expounds upon or explains a topic. The objective of the essay is to convey information to the reader; most importantly, an expository essay is an exploration of a topic, and the tone is explanatory. After choosing your topic, you will need to choose the form that is most appropriate to fit the topic: cause and effect, problem and solution, or sequential. A thesis statement, which contains the paper’s argument, will be appropriate to the form you choose.
Stylistic details: All essays must meet the following requirements:
· Include 1000-1500 words.
· Write in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font.
· Include one-inch margins on all sides.
· Use double spacing (top-to-bottom every page, to include above and below titles and centered words).
· Include an APA title page (for all essays) and reference list that includes all of the sources used in the essay.
· Include page numbers (upper-right corner only).
· Adhere to APA convention and documentation style.
· At least one source is required. All sources used must be cited.
The following document will assist you in creating this assignment:
Good Clean Fun: Grooming the Samoyed Dog
Columbia Southern University
EH 1010 EXPOSITORY ESSAY
The expository essay is a paper that explains a topic. The goal of the expository essay is to
research and explore a topic, then to deliver the information in an organized way to the
reader. This can be done in four different forms: Cause/effect, comparative,
problem/solution, and sequential.
Sequential essays explain a topic or a process by putting the essential information in a
certain order. The sequential essay uses this organization style to clearly describe how
something happened or how to perform a task. This sample paper illustrates the form of
a sequential essay and provides additional instruction on several points.
For more information about drafting an essay, please view the Essay Writing tutorial.
APA 7th edition allows for a variety of different font choices for papers. Options include
Times New Roman (size 12), Calibri (size 11), Arial (size 11), Lucida Sans Unicode (size 10),
and Georgia (size 11). This example paper is written in Times New Roman, size 12. The
same font and font size should be used throughout the entire paper.
Good Clean Fun: Grooming the Samoyed Dog
Considered one of the most ancient dog breeds, the Samoyed can be traced back to
around 1000 B.C. (Peña, 2016). These beautiful dogs were selectively bred by the nomadic
Samoyede people to serve both as companions and workers, resulting in a sweet, affectionate
disposition with high energy levels. One of the breed’s most important roles among the
Samoyede people was to sleep with their humans and keep them warm in the freezing Siberian
nights (Samoyed Club of America [SCA], n.d.). The Samoyed’s double coat and affectionate
nature were perfectly suited for this task. The modern Samoyed dog no longer needs to keeps its
humans warm, but the thick white coat remains the trademark feature of the breed. The eager,
loving temperament of these dogs paired with their gorgeous fur makes them a very appealing
pet. However, many first-time owners are not properly prepared for the amount of upkeep that
those glorious white coats require. Samoyeds need to be brushed daily, but a more intensive
grooming session should be performed around once a month for good hygiene (Schnepel, 2019).
An effective method for grooming a Samoyed begins with a preliminary brushing and trimming
followed by a bath with a good whitening shampoo, and should finish by blow drying the coat.
The Samoyed’s dense fur can easily conceal a number of sanitary problems even with
regular maintenance, and these must be identified and handled before the dog can be given a
bath. Mats are the most common issue that a Samoyed owner will run into during a detailed
grooming. The dog should be brushed first with a fine-tooth comb to catch loose dirt in the
undercoat and help find any problem spots (SCA, n.d.). Then, the owner can attempt to untangle
any mats or carefully cut them out of the fur. Once any mats are removed, a rake brush should be
The thesis statement for a sequential
expository essay should tell the reader what
the steps of the process are. Keep in mind
that these steps should be simplified here;
save the details for the paragraphs to come.
The thesis statement should be the last
sentence in the introduction.
The introduction (the first paragraph of the paper) serves to attract the reader’s attention and
introduce the main idea. Narrowing the scope of the paper from an interesting fact or idea is a
good way to deliver background information and earn the reader’s interest.
Notice that every sentence in this introduction serves to move the discussion from a general
fact (the dog breed is ancient) towards the main topic (how to groom the dog).
used to pick up any loose fur from the undercoat. Popular de-shedding brushes like the
Furminator should be avoided, as these cause damage to the outer guard hairs and can result in a
rougher texture (Schnepel, 2019). This step is essential because bathing a Samoyed with a loose
undercoat can result in more matted fur.
After a thorough pre-bath brushing, the owner should trim fur that has grown too long.
Samoyeds should never be shaved or trimmed past the outer guard hairs. This is because their
thick double coat regulates their body temperature, even in heat, and protects their pink skin
from the sun; a shaved coat can quickly become a health concern (SCA, n.d.). Many Samoyed
owners do opt for a sanitary trim, where the fur is cut shorter under the tail and along the legs.
Keeping the fur shorter in these areas helps to cut down on the time spent on daily coat
maintenance. Samoyeds also grow long hair between their paw pads; this should be brushed out
and then trimmed level with the pads. Allowing this to grow too long can cause the fur to mat
and collect painful rocks or spurs (SCA, n.d.). Any fur deeper between the pads should be left
alone to avoid causing injury to the dog’s feet. Trimming the fur at home is a delicate procedure
that requires a steady hand, especially with an excitable dog, and great care should be taken to
avoid nicking the skin. A good haircut is important for keeping the Samoyed comfortable and
helps to ensure long-lasting cleanliness from the bath.
Use illustration sentences to give additional information about completing the step using an example or
facts. The explanation sentence helps the reader understand why the illustration sentence is important.
Here, the illustration sentence comes first and is outlined in gold, while the explanation sentence comes after
and is outlined in gray.
The concluding sentence should be the last sentence in each body paragraph. This sentence will help to
reiterate the most important ideas presented in the paragraph and can also be used to transition into the
next paragraph. In this concluding sentence, the author reiterates that trimming keeps the dog comfortable,
but also suggests that it improves the effects of the bath, which is the topic of the next paragraph.
The point sentence directly calls back to the thesis. For example, this paragraph’s first sentence
refers to the second step in the process that the thesis statement outlines – trimming.
Once the dog has been brushed and trimmed, its coat should be in prime condition for a
bath. Bathing a Samoyed is much like bathing any other dog; the biggest difference is that a
high-quality shampoo should be used to promote a bright white, soft coat. Whitening shampoos
are the most popular choice for Samoyeds, but hypoallergenic shampoos are a better option if the
dog is going to be bathed more frequently (BarkSpace, 2018). The dense undercoat of the
Samoyed also takes longer to saturate due to its water-resistant properties, so it is important to
make sure the dog’s coat is wet through before shampooing. The shampoo should then be
massaged through the fur. Whitening shampoo does not create much of a lather, but its typical
blue color should easily show where it has been applied. Like all dogs, the Samoyed’s eyes,
nose, and ears should be avoided; the owner should carefully apply the shampoo around them,
then massage back and away from these sensitive spots. A similarly gentle method should be
followed when rinsing the dog’s face. Because of the blue color of the shampoo, it is extremely
important to rinse thoroughly. Leftover shampoo will temporarily stain the dog’s white coat if it
is accidentally missed and dried (SCA, n.d.).
After being bathed, it is critical to make sure that the Samoyed is moved quickly to a
small, clean area for the drying process. Samoyed fur picks up dirt and debris easily when dry,
but even more so when wet. Because their coats are so dense, Samoyeds need to be blow dried
after baths to prevent matting and mildewing (Schnepel, 2019). This can be accomplished
quickly with a high-velocity pet dryer, but a regular hairdryer set to cool will work as well. Dogs
can easily get impatient during this step, so this is another time when rewarding good behavior is
key. The thickness of the fur can make it difficult to determine when the hair is completely dry; a
good indicator is whether a section of hair blows all in one direction or scatters under the blow
dryer. Once the hair scatters in all directions, that section of the coat is completely dry (Schnepel,
Transition words and sentences play an important role
in sequential essays. Transitions can be introduced in
the concluding sentence or in the first sentence of
each paragraph. Placing a transition at the start of the
paragraph helps the reader to better understand the
order in which the process described in the paper
takes place. For more information, please view the
Transitions: Words and Phrases tutorial and the
Transitions: Sentences tutorial.
2019). When the entire coat is dry, the dog should be brushed one last time. Using a slicker brush
for this step will give the Samoyed a soft, sleek look.
Following a monthly grooming routine of brushing, trimming, shampooing, and blow
drying will help any Samoyed owner to maintain their dog’s beautiful coat. Brushing and
trimming allows the Samoyed dog to enjoy an active, playful lifestyle without matting fur or a
significant buildup of dirt. High-quality shampoos should keep the dog’s coat soft and healthy,
and finishing with a blow dryer will prevent any additional matting. For the Samoyed, grooming
is necessary not only for looks, but for the dog’s well-being. The Samoyed dog may have a high
maintenance coat, but the joy that this loving companion brings is well worth it.
The conclusion is the last paragraph in the paper. It should restate the main idea or thesis,
summarize the most important parts of the paragraphs, and leave the reader with a final thought on
the subject. For more information, please view the Introductions & Conclusions tutorial.
This first sentence restates the thesis statement. Keep in mind that this should not repeat the thesis
statement word-for-word. The purpose of the restatement is to help the reader understand how the
different parts of the paper fit into the original thesis now that they have all of the information.
This last sentence leaves
the reader with the
author’s final thought on
Notice that the supporting sentences of
the conclusion serve to summarize the
most important points of the paper. Each
individual paragraph does not need a
complete corresponding sentence here,
but highlighting the critical parts of the
process helps to reinforce the information
given in the body of the paper.
BarkSpace. (2018, March 15). What’s the best shampoo for Samoyed?
Peña, M. (2016, December 20). Extinct, primitive, or ancient: Which are the oldest dog breeds?
Samoyed Club of America. (n.d.) Grooming. https://www.samoyedclubofamerica.org/the-
Schnepel, M. (2019, January 11). How often should I groom my Samoyed? The Samoyed—All
About the Smiley Dogs. https://siberiansamoyed.com/2019/01/11/how-often-should-i-
The word “References”
should be centered at
the top of the page,
EH 1010 requires at least one reference for the expository essay.
If you have any generalized questions
about your references page, refer to
the APA Citation Guide.