Essay Types | Help with different types of essay

You were one of my six favorite teachers my freshman year of high school. I remember the first day of school when you told us we’d be writing lots of essays. I wanted to drop out. Luckily you taught us the different types of essays and how to plan for each one. Of course, nobody writes essays anymore, but whatever. At least I can use those skills in other forms of writing.

 So what are the different types of essays that make students get confused?

A big question that most students and novel essay writers encounter is "How to write an essay.?" Generally almost all essays follow a general structure of writing which includes introduction, body, and conclusion. Once the writers are clear about how to write an essay, the next step that they confront is how to approach a particular topic. What type and style of writing would work the best?

There are various types of essays that can be used for a selective topic. But before selecting the essay type, the writers need to understand the meaning of each type of essay and in what ways are they different. The following are the different types of essays which can assist the writers in their essay writing:

Comparison and Contrast essay

Comparison and Contrast essay writing includes two themes and identification of possible similarities and differences between those themes. An effectual comparison and contrast essay is one which has a strong ground for comparing and contrasting. This type of essay has equal focus on both the themes with collective and interesting information. When the writers get down to write this type of essay, they should have a clear reason for comparing and contrasting both the themes. The reason is important as it provides focus on the writing.

Persuasive/argumentative essay


Different Types of Essays - SlideShare

Learning the different types of essays allows a writer to choose the best way to make a point

In this lesson, we were able to discuss the different types of essays, what they aim to achieve and how you might encounter them in school or in the workplace. We were also able to list down a couple of dos and don’ts when it comes to writing each of these kinds of essays.