Dr. Judith M. Newman

Writing Patterns in Expository Text

Sequence of Events

The sequence of events pattern has a number of uses: it can be used to outline the steps in a process, to lay out a chronology, to describe events leading to a specific outcome.

Making Chinaware

Making chinaware involves a process which begins with the shaping of articles from a dough-like mixture known as "pug-mill." The articles are then fired in the kilns, dropped in glaze ("slip") and again fired at a temperature of 1200 degrees Celsius. Finally the china is checked, decorated or painted, and given a last firing to set the trimmings.

Signpost Words: begins, then, again, finally...