It is importnat to be able to tell the difference between prompt styles for a number of reasons, but the biggest reasons is to help you understand how to strucutre your essay. An expository essay will be structured much differnelty than an argumentatively, because one simply explains an idea or topic, and the other creates an argument, pitting two ideas against each other.

Below are a number of sample prompts that have (or will) worked on in class!