About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering essay types material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn essay types. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding descriptive writing or how to write persuasive essays
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning the types of essays (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about essay types
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra writing learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Types of Essays chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Types of Essays chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a types of essays unit of a standard essay writing course. Topics covered include:
- Creating the right tone in an essay
- Methods for reaching the appropriate audience
- Characteristics of persuasive writing
- Techniques used in descriptive writing
- Steps for writing informative essays
- Strategies to write an essay quickly
1. Writing for Your Audience
By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.
2. How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources
In a persuasive essay in which you cite multiple sources, it's important to strike the right balance and use your sources to support your points without depending on them too much. In this lesson, we'll cover how to use multiple sources effectively to support your argument while still fully developing your own ideas in a persuasive essay.
3. How to Write an Informative Essay
Many struggle with writing an essay. Where do you begin? What do you include? This lesson describes a step-by-step process for writing an informative essay.
4. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.
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Other chapters within the Essay Writing: Help & Tutorial course
- Introduction to Essay Writing: Help & Tutorial
- Prewriting: Help & Tutorial
- Structuring Your Essay: Help & Tutorial
- Writing Your Essay: Help & Tutorial
- Revising Your Essay: Help & Tutorial
- Citing Your Sources: Help & Tutorial
- Writing an Extended Response: Help & Tutorial
- Reading and Understanding Essays: Help & Tutorial