Category Archives: Essay Types

Narrative essay

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A narrative essay is often considered to be a story you tell, an experience you share with the reader so that he can learn something from it. Sounds clear and not too complicated, right? Perhaps this is why teachers get essays that simply tell what happened, while the reader can probably only guess what can Continue Reading

Response essay

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A response essay is written to illustrate that you understand a certain topic through expressing your personal opinion, thoughts, ideas and attitude. Your assignment may include a list of topics, therefore you possibly have a choice of what do you prefer to write about. Choose the one you find the most interesting, or the most Continue Reading

Literature essay

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Literature essays are usually evaluations or interpretations of literary works. They should be formal, logical, convincing and written in the third person, without any unnecessary details, colloquialisms or slang words. Such essays are written to show your understanding of a certain topic or the main issues of a selected literary work. This requires thorough analysis Continue Reading

Informal essay

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Although you can often find statements that informal essays are written mostly to entertain the reader, think again before you start misunderstanding their purpose that is certainly not limited to entertaining. Any type of essay needs to have a point, or several main issues, and a conclusion. Otherwise, why ever start writing if the reader Continue Reading

Research essay

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A research essay or paper is longer than the other types, 20-30 pages in length or more. Some teachers give you a list of topics, others will expect you to find or devise a topic yourself. In any case, you have a choice of what you are going to write about, which is a good Continue Reading