Informal Essay: Definition, Format & Examples


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A work of prose nonfiction with little or no defined structure and written as one's individual reflections is known as a(n) __________.

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1. Informal essays might often leave out what statement of the author's main idea or purpose for writing?

2. Which term identifies words and phrases used in common everyday speech?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The informal essay has no defined structure, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the form. Some terms you'll be assessed on various aspects of essay writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Essay writing
  • Essay format
  • Characteristics of an informal essay

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such words and phrases used in common everyday speech
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding informal essays

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson Informal Essay Format: Definition, Format & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the format of the informal essay
  • Differentiate formal and informal essays
  • Identify characteristics of the informal essay