Question: What is the goal of “explanatory writing”?
Answer: “Defines explanatory discourse in terms of a particular goal: promoting understanding for lay readers of some phenomenon.” KE Rowan. 1988. P. 441.
Comment: Couldn’t ask for a clearer purpose for writing. RayS.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” RK Durst and JD Marshall, Eds. Research in the Teaching of English (December 1988), 434-452.