About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP English Literature Homeschool Curriculum course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the types of essays. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the different kinds of essays. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about descriptive, evaluative, informative and narrative essays.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need an English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and a Types of Essay unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
Types of Essays Unit Objectives:
- Learn about the key features found in narrative essays.
- Discover how a descriptive essay can create a visual picture for the reader.
- Identify the different formats used in informative essays.
- Understand how evaluative essays can be used to discuss opinions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the AP English Literature: Homeschool Curriculum course
- AP English - Literary Analysis: Homeschool Curriculum
- Interpreting Literature: Homeschool Curriculum
- Rhetorical Devices: Homeschool Curriculum
- AP English - Poetry: Homeschool Curriculum
- Types of Poetry: Homeschool Curriculum
- AP English - Prose: Homeschool Curriculum
- Prose Fiction: Homeschool Curriculum
- American Literary Periods: Homeschool Curriculum
- American Literary Analysis: Homeschool Curriculum
- English Literary Periods: Homeschool Curriculum
- English Literary Analysis: Homeschool Curriculum
- Grammar Review: Homeschool Curriculum
- Essay Writing Basics: Homeschool Curriculum
- Writing & Revising an Essay: Homeschool Curriculum
- About the AP English Literature Test