Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

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What type of informative essay, in its most basic form, looks at cause and effect?

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1. When writing an informative essay, what are the most important parts of the introduction?

2. Which two aspects are important when organizing a compare and contrast essay?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of the different types of informative essays and how to approach writing them. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the test include the two approaches to organizing a compare and contrast essay and the most basic type of informative essay.

About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Type of essay that looks at cause and effect
  • Most basic type of informative essay
  • Two most important parts of the introduction
  • The two approaches to organizing a compare and contrast essay
  • What an informative essay does not do

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about essay writing in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main essay types, such as compare and contrast and data analysis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different types of informative essays

Additional Learning

Get more info on essay writing with the lesson entitled Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure. In this lesson, you will find the information needed to meet these objectives:

  • Define an informative essay
  • Explore the goals of an informative essay
  • Discuss the different types of informative essays
  • Learn how to write an essay introduction
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