Essay: Writing & Examples


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Which answer is the best overall definition of the word essay?

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1. What is Rhetoric?

2. What is a rhetorical mode?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the types of essay writing and what is the purpose of writing an essay? These are among the topics you will need to be familiar with in order to successfully complete the questions presented in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of 'essay'
  • The definition of 'rhetoric'
  • What rhetorical mode is
  • The ability to recognize examples of rhetorical mode
  • The type of essay that requires outside sources

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding essay writing modes
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as rhetoric and rhetorical mode
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of the essay

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of writing, review the accompanying lesson called Essay: Writing & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the essay
  • Relate the history of the essay
  • Define rhetoric
  • Identify and explain various essay writing modes