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Expository Writing

Expository Writing at the University of Oklahoma

The Expository Writing Program offers students the opportunity to sharpen their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills through the intensive examination of a particular topic. The defining feature of an Expo course is students’ collaboration with their instructors.



Expos collaborate

Over the course of the semester, Expo students will work closely with their instructor and their fellow students through classroom discussions, extensive written feedback, and one-on-one conferences.


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Expos develop

The faculty in the Expo program are experienced teachers of college writing who bring to the classroom an advanced knowledge of their subject and a passion for helping students develop their writing.


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Expos explore

Students who complete an Expo course will come away with the knowledge they’ll need to explore the wider academic world that the university has to offer and the skills they’ll need to make their voices heard within that world.


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Facts and Features

Expo course credits

  • Expository Writing 1213 meets the GenEd Core I Second Semester Composition requirement.
  • Expository Writing 1223 meets the GenEd Core IV Lower Division Western Civ. & Culture requirement.
  • EXPO 1213/1223 may be taken as an alternative to ENGL 1213, which also satisfies the Second Semester Composition requirement.

All Expo courses feature

  • a guided investigation of a special topic
  • seminar-sized class of no more than 16 students
  • an emphasis on individual instruction and student/teacher collaboration
  • an open, interactive classroom atmosphere


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