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Types of Essays - Chapter Summary
This chapter reviews a variety of essay types using brief but informative video lessons. You'll learn how to write narrative, descriptive, persuasive, informative, evaluative and descriptive essays. You'll also review examples of each essay type. After completing this chapter you will be proficient in the following:
- Characteristics of a narrative and descriptive essay
- Structure of an informative essay
- Components of a persuasive essay
- Format and characteristics of an evaluative essay
Our expert instructors have developed these videos to illustrate the lesson topics clearly and vividly. You can watch the full videos as many times as you like, or skip to specific topics using the convenient video tags. Each comes with a written transcript you can use to follow along with the video, or to help you review afterwards. In addition, the lesson quizzes and chapter exam will enable you to assess your knowledge before you move on to a new subject.
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. 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.
5. 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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