Essay and its different forms- Types of Essays
Essay And Its Different Forms – Types Of Essays
We have all come across the word “Essay” in our academic life. The entry level of a student life is creating sentences and then slowly and gradually it moves to short paragraphs and short essays with age. In Australia, the entry level of creating sentences is from ages 8 to ages 12 i.e. from 3rd to 6th grade age students. The next level, Sentence to Paragraph writing is from ages 10 to ages 14 i.e. from 4th grade to 9th grade age students. The third level, Paragraph writing ages are from 12 to 16 i.e. from 7th grade to 10th grade age students. And the last level is Essay Writing ages, which start from 14 to 18 ages , i.e. from 9th grade to 12th grade age students.
An essay is a piece of writing on a topic. Essay writing is a common school task, a part of systematized trial, and a necessity for college applications. Essay can discuss anything and everything. Essays are generally written in the first person (I), or third person (he, she, it, they).
Rules for writing an essay
Before starting to write, analyze the topic carefully in order to make sure you write what is asked. Only a formal academic English is used and not slang or text language. One cannot just write his opinion. Try to back everything you write in an essay with evidence. Give a reference where you got the information from. It’s better not mug up other writings. Essays are always written in paragraphs. It starts with an introduction and finishes with a conclusion.
A classic essay consists of many different types of information, often located in particular paragraphs. Even short essays fulfil several behaviors like launching the argument, examining data, lifting disagreements, concluding. Introductions and conclusions have fixed places in an essay, but other parts don’t have any fixed place. Disagreement or criticism, for example, may appear in an essay, as a freestanding place, as part of the starting, or before the ending. Background material (historical situation or biographical facts, a brief of applicable theory or critique, the definition of an essential word) usually come into sight at the opening of the essay, between the introduction and the first systematic section, but might also appear near the beginning of the specific section to which it’s appropriate.
It’s beneficial to think of the different essay parts as answering a series of queries the reader might ask when reading your essay. Readers must have questions after reading your essay, if they don’t, then your essay is undoubtedly simply a discussion of fact, not a justifiable writing.
The first and foremost question that a reader can ask is “what”. “What” can be asked in many ways like what the evidence demonstrates that the circumstance described by your theory is true? To answer the question of your reader, you must analyze your clue, thus verifying the truth of the case. This “demonstration” part comes at the beginning of the body of the essay, i.e. directly after the introduction of the essay. Since you’re basically writing your observation, this is the section you have most to discuss about when you first start writing. But be cautious, it should not take up so much that you have finished your essay. If it does, the essay will shortage of proportion of important parts and readers may read as a simple and brief story.
The next probable question that can arise is “how”. A reader will have the curiosity to know if the allegations of the theory are correct in all perspectives. How does the theory perk up to the challenge of a counter charge? How does the introduction of new material influence the allegations you’re making? Ideally, an essay should contain at least one “how” section. This is called the “complication” part since you’re acknowledging to a reader’s complicated question. This section generally comes after the “what,” section of the body part of the essay, but always keep in mind that an essay may involve you in its controversies many times depending on the length of the essay.
The last and the most critical question the reader can ask is “why”. Why your perception of a fact does bother anyone beside you? This question is the most difficult one and contains the larger significance of your theory. It admits your readers to appreciate your essay within a larger framework. In answering the question “why”, your essay clarifies its own implication. The complete answer to it is at the end of your essay. If you leave the question “why”, it means your readers will experience your essay as incomplete.
Steps for writing an essay
Read the essay topic cautiously
- Highlight main words.
- Use the dictionary to find the meaning of any unusual words.
- Analyze the words that signify a specific topic of the essay, e.g. the causes’ of World War 2, the character of ‘Caesar’ in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
- Recognize the restricted words, if any, that limit the analysis to a precise area, e.g. in Chapters 5-8′, during the ‘eighteenth century’.
Finish any essential reading or analysis as background of the essay
- Write notes in your own words
- Take outline from sources which are appropriate and easily reachable.
Deliberate ideas in reaction to any question which may arise
- Note down any significant points that come to mind.
- Make a mind picture to provoke lateral thinking while writing
Develop an opinion that encases the reply to the question
- The opinion should be a declaration that firmly articulates the complete reply to the question.
- Avoid opinions that are too simple.
- The opinion is the backbone of the essay – it will be in the introduction. The opinion needs to be mentioned many times in the essay before summarizing it and definitely showing how it has been confirmed in the conclusion.
Write a plan for the response
- Arrange ideas in a wise order.
- Be assured that every point in the plan is applicable to the question. After the plan has been composed, you will be clear where the essay is heading.
Write the introduction
- Familarize the theory.
- Signify how the questions will be dealt.
Write the main body of the essay
- Establish each point in a new paragraph.
- Use words or phrases like ‘however’, ‘in addition’, ‘nevertheless’, ‘moreover’ at the start of each paragraph which will hint an account of the previous paragraph to the reader.
- Begin each paragraph with a case that clearly, distinctly connects the paragraph to the rest of the essay.
- Try to give supporting data for each point that you make.
Write the essay conclusion
- Outline the principal points.
- Indicate how you have confirmed your theory.
- Finish with an appealing, but suitable comment.
Edit the draft
- Check all the spellings, punctuations and grammars.
- Remove any parts that are not significant.
- Advance vocabulary to improve phrases.
- Seek feedback from a guide before writing the final copy.
Write the final copy
- Present a clean, neat copy.
Different types of Essays.
There are over a dozen different types of Essays and writing different types of essays has become demanding to scholastic success. Choosing the right type of essay is a trick. But to write in return to a writing prompt is vital in getting the question right. Certainly, students can’t allow to remain puzzled while choosing the essay in academic tests. There are so many types of essays, so it’s obvious for a student to get confused. It’s a difficult business even for a qualified college student.
The essay is a technique for a student to show what they have learned and to justify themselves as scholars. All the different types of essays have their own exclusive principle, style and objective for all academic hunts. There are some definite set of rules to follow for each different type of essay. Each type of essay is planned to help create different logics and concepts in the writer’s mind, so depending on the writer’s aim, the diverse essay types assist the writer show up their opinion. But for writing the essay, a clear impression and understanding of the topic is very essential for the writer.
The following seven main types of essays are guidance to help the writer in preparing their inner thinking touchable to the reader. The guidelines to write these major types of essays are also discussed. Without them, a lot of confusion and mix-up will occur in the writer’s mind. These guidelines make writing academically agreeable to the reader.
If you get an essay in your future, take a look at these seven types of essays and its guidelines, it will help you to write the essay without any hassle.
The seven most common ones are:
Other articles under blog series of “Types of Academic Essays”
- Essay and its forms
- Descriptive essay
- Definition essay
- Cause/effect essay
- Narrative essay
- Process essay
- Argumentative essay
- Critical essay
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