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Types
of
Essay

•Descriptive
•Narrative
•Cause and Effect
•Compare and Contrast
•Process
•Expository
•Persuasive/Argumenta...
Descriptive Essay

o provides details about how something looks, feels,
tastes, smells, makes one feel, or sounds
o descri...
Narrative Essay

o tells a story
o conversational in style, and tells of a personal
experience
o commonly written in the f...
Narrative Essay
Some popular narrative essay topic examples:
• First Day at College
• The Moment of Success
• A Memorable ...
Cause and Effect Essay
o explains why or how some event happened, and what
resulted from the event
o a study of the relati...
Compare and Contrast Essay
o discusses the similarities and differences between two
things, people, concepts, places, etc
...
Compare and Contrast Essay

compare/contrast essay may discuss . . .
• the likenesses and differences between two
places, ...
Process Essay

• describes how something is done
• explains actions that should be performed in a
series
• explain in deta...
Expository Essay
• explanation of a short theme, idea or issue
• try to pin down the meaning of a specific word, or
define...
Persuasive/Argumentative Essay

•

to persuade the reader to the writer's point of view

•

try to convince others to agre...
Essay writing 5th types of essay
Essay writing 5th types of essay
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  1. 1. Types of Essay •Descriptive •Narrative •Cause and Effect •Compare and Contrast •Process •Expository •Persuasive/Argumentative
  2. 2. Descriptive Essay o provides details about how something looks, feels, tastes, smells, makes one feel, or sounds o describe what something is, or how something happened o could be a list-like description that provides point by point details
  3. 3. Narrative Essay o tells a story o conversational in style, and tells of a personal experience o commonly written in the first person (uses I) o tell of a single, life-shaping event, or simply a mundane daily experience
  4. 4. Narrative Essay Some popular narrative essay topic examples: • First Day at College • The Moment of Success • A Memorable Journey • The Biggest Misunderstanding • The Difficult Decision • The Trip of Your Dreams • The Day You Decided to Change Your Life
  5. 5. Cause and Effect Essay o explains why or how some event happened, and what resulted from the event o a study of the relationship between two or more events or experiences o discuss both causes and effects, or it could simply address one or the other o discuss the reasons why something happened o discuss what happens after a specific event or circumstance
  6. 6. Compare and Contrast Essay o discusses the similarities and differences between two things, people, concepts, places, etc o be written simply to entertain the reader, or to arrive at an insight into human nature o could discuss both similarities and differences, or it could just focus on one or the other o A comparison essay usually discusses the similarities between two things, while the contrast essay discusses the differences
  7. 7. Compare and Contrast Essay compare/contrast essay may discuss . . . • the likenesses and differences between two places, like Bandung and Jakarta; • the similarities and differences between two religions, like Christianity and Islam; • two people, like my brother and myself.
  8. 8. Process Essay • describes how something is done • explains actions that should be performed in a series • explain in detail how to accomplish a specific task • could be in the form of step-by-step instructions,
  9. 9. Expository Essay • explanation of a short theme, idea or issue • try to pin down the meaning of a specific word, or define an abstract concept • to present, completely and fairly, other people's views or to report about an event or a situation • presents a subject in detail, apart from criticism, argument, or development
  10. 10. Persuasive/Argumentative Essay • to persuade the reader to the writer's point of view • try to convince others to agree with the writer's opinion • may argue openly, or it may attempt to subtly persuade the reader by using irony or sarcasm
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