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Monkey Business

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Instructor's Note

Writing an expository essay on a controversial topic can be difficult because the genre requires complete neutrality and a commitment to unbiased reporting. What are some strategies Kaleen Carter uses in this essay to effectively achieve this goal. What is the scope of her topic? How do you know? Is it important for an author to articulate the scope of his or her topic? Why or why not?

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About the Author

Kaleen Carter is a second-year AYA Life Science Education major from Colorado. She loves sharing her knowledge and helping others when she can. She enjoys being around people and spends most of her time with others. This summer, she is marrying an officer in the United States Air Force and moving to Oklahoma where she will continue her education.



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