Ch 6: Essay Basics: Types of Essay: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Essay Basics: Types of Essay chapter of this NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about essay basics and types of essays. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the essay types and characteristics required in a typical comprehensive English for the NY Regents Exam course.

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Learning Objectives

  • List the characteristics of narrative essays.
  • Take a look at examples of descriptive essays.
  • Describe the structure of informative essays.
  • Define persuasive essays.
  • Understand how evaluative essays are formatted.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Essay Basics: Types of Essay: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

1. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

2. Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

A descriptive essay allows you to paint a picture for your reader in words. Watch this video to learn more about the techniques and elements that can help you fill the picture with lots of great details.

Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

3. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.

Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

4. Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

A good evaluative essay helps a writer present an opinion using criteria and evidence. Learn all about the evaluative essay and its components in this lesson.

Informal Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

5. Informal Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

You might not find a definitive guidebook to writing informal essays, but you can certainly learn more about them in this lesson. Read on to find out more about the features and characteristics of a genre you're most likely an expert on already!

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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