About This Chapter
Who's it for?
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding essay writing or essay types
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning high school English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about the different types of essays
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra high school English 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 high school English 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 CAHSEE English exam course. Topics covered include:
- Narrative essays
- Biographical narratives
- Literary responses
- Expository essays
- Persuasive essays
- Evaluative essays
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. Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection
Sometimes, after telling a story in our narrative essays, we need a little something more in the conclusion to help the reader understand our meaning. Personal reflections do this.
3. Responding to Literature: Forming Your Point of View
In order to form a supported point of view on a piece of literature, you must be able to analyze and synthesize. Watch this video lesson to learn a few ways to hone those skills.
4. 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.
5. What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the major components of expository writing. Learn more about expository writing and see some common examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.
6. Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay
In this lesson, we will define persuasive writing, look at the different goals of a persuasive essay, and then discuss how to plan and develop a persuasive topic.
7. 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 CAHSEE English Exam: Help and Review course
- Interpreting Literature: Help and Review
- Analyzing Drama & Literature: Help and Review
- Literary Terms: Help and Review
- Reading Informational Texts: Help and Review
- Evaluating Arguments and Reasoning: Help and Review
- Sentence Structure - Grammar Elements: Help and Review
- Sentence Structure & Mechanics: Help and Review
- Correcting Errors in Sentences: Help and Review
- Essay Basics - Essay Writing: Help and Review
- The Writing Process - Development and Planning: Help and Review
- How to Write and Structure an Essay: Help and Review
- The Writing Process - Revision and Skill Development: Help and Review
- CAHSEE English Exam Help and Review Flashcards