Ch 9: Types of Essays on the CAHSEE: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Types of Essays chapter of this CAHSEE English Exam Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the different types of essays. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the different types of essays.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering high school essay material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the different types of essays. Among those who would benefit are:

  • 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

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Types of Essays on the CAHSEE: Help and Review
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.

Concluding Your Narrative with Reflection

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.

Responding to Literature: Forming Your Point of View

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.

Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure

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.

What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

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.

Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay

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.

Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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