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Essay Writing: Types of Different Essays

Posted by vincentmcfarley007 on November 4, 2013 at 5:30 AM

Essay writing will follow you from elementary school to youruniversity days. As students advance to higher education levels, essays becomemore and more complex. Below are examples of a few essays that are typicallycreated by academic students.

Persuasive Essay: as the name conveys, apersuasive essay is created to persuade a reader toward the writer’s point ofview.

Writing Style: Mostwriters create the essay in the form of a debate. The essay is started byintroducing the topic at hand, listing down the various evidences supportingthe topic and based on that, forming a conclusion.

Sources of Information: In order to write a persuasive essay, youhave to make sure that all the points are argued by you. This can be done by:

·        To find material for your essay, you need tofirst do some research regarding the topic. You can take interviews, conductsurveys and questionnaires to get information.

·        Don’t just list down the information blandly;instead support it with valid facts.

Opunlike the persuasiveessay, though it deals in facts based on research not a person’s opinion.

A few strategiesfor writing expository essays include:

Explanatory Essays: Explanatory essays give the definition anddescription of a particular topic.                 

Comparison Essays: As the name indicates, a comparison essay isone which gives the similarity or differenc3e between two opinions, facts orthings.

Causal Essays: This type of essays explains how factors areco-dependent on each other and have a cause-and-effect relationship with eachother.

How To Essays: An essay which describes a process orprocedure in a systematic way.             

Writing Style: Expository essay is written in an unbiased, objectiveway and are based on real facts. A expository essay is much harder to write asyou will need to keep adjusting your essay when new facts emerge.

In an expository essay, the facts are clearly written down as in a news and thesetell a story to the audience. Ensure that the essay structure is plain andstraight forward as not to create confusion among the facts.



Narrative Essay: A narrative essay explains the incidence likea story that has been experienced by the writer or any third party.

Structure: Like any good story, a narrative essay hascertain elements:

Introduction: Introduction is always a must. This explainshow the story is going to be set up and it gives a bit of backgroundinformation of the topic.

Settings: This gives you the backdrop of the story andwhere the incidence takes place. The writer has to use words which can help thereader get transported to that particular setting.

Plot: The main storyline that is coercion thewriter to write this essay.

Characters: Who are the central figures in the story andhow are they essential to the plot.

Climax: Before the story ends, there is always aperiod of suspension, where the reader wonders what happens. It is alsosometimes called a cliff hanger in casual language.

Conclusion: Conclusion states the end of the story andits resolution.

Perspective: as the essay is in narrative form, you can use the words ‘I’ and ‘me’; howevera narrative can also be written inthird person, just as well.

The Point: The narrative essay is written to make a certain point. The story can bestarted by a theses statement and all the idea and the storyline ties to it. itgives the reader space to ponder what he learned and how it affected him.

 

Vincent McFarley is an assignment expert and research analyst working for Researchomatic.com for severalyears.Researchomatic.com is a digital library which allows research students tobrowse over thousands of free term papers, assignments, theses and articles on all topics.

 

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