Types of essay

Essay is a piece of literature that gives information on a topic of interest. It is very essential part of learning and all students must be prepared adequately to write a good essay as a part of their study. It is a mean through which students can express their knowledge on a given topic. There are several types of essays which includes persuasive, argumentative, expository and analytical.

In persuasive essay the writer has to convince the reader about the status of a given topic. The writer must capture the attention of the reader by giving out well researched points, good reasoning and tangible evidence that would make the audience to totally concur with views of the writer.

Analytical essays are writings that are aimed at critically examining a given situation, book, or a play. Writing an analytical essay involves, stating an issue, presentation of an issue and analysis of the issue. This kind of essay needs a high degree of organization, therefore a well drawn out plan should in place. Analytical essay is presented in the present tense. The article should be objective and original.

Expository essay is a type of literature that exposes a given topic or idea, that is, it gives an explanation of an intended idea to the readers. The essay should be properly defined, concise and backed with evidence. Argumentative essay is a type of writing that basically tries to prove a point, a theory or an opinion. This kind of essay should be highly focused and well structured. First, the writer should state the problem or the argument and support it using well thought out evidence. The writer should be able to elaborate his points by giving out the advantages and the disadvantage of a topic of interest.

There are essentially four types of essays. These are persuasive, argumentative, expository and analytical essay. They may differ in terms of the presentation and the intention but basically their structures are slightly similar. All should have a topic, statement of problem, introduction, body and and a conclusion.


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