Ch 5: Essay Basics: Types of Essay

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Watch video lessons and learn about the different types of essays that you may be asked to write. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Essay Basics: Types of Essay - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

When you are asked to write an essay, you might be asked to write a specific type of essay. Essays may be narratives, descriptive, informative or persuasive. In this chapter, you'll learn about each of these types of essays. As you'll discover, each type of essay has its own distinctive characteristics. You'll usually have to approach each type in a specific way. These lessons will help you learn exactly what to do, regardless of which type of essay you are asked to write. You'll be prepared to write a comprehensive, well-structured and logical essay that approaches the subject in the appropriate way. Essays may ask that you tell a story, describe something, inform your readers or persuade readers to believe a certain way on a subject. The essays you'll learn about in this chapter are:

  • Narrative essays
  • Descriptive essays
  • Informative essays
  • Persuasive essays

Narrative Essays Discover how this type of essay asks you to speak for yourself, using your own opinions, ideas and experiences to tell a story.
Descriptive Essays Explore this type of essay that allows you to tell about something in a manner that fully explains it to the reader through the use of the five senses and emotion.
Informative Essays Examine how you can inform your readers through this type of essay.
Persuasive Essays Learn about using facts to educate readers about a position on a subject and persuade them to believe in a certain way about that subject.

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