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Essay Modes:Essay Modes:
Different kinds of essays…Different kinds of essays…
• NarrationNarration • Cause & Effect• Cause...
The Narrative EssayThe Narrative Essay
• A narrative essay tellsA narrative essay tells
a story…a story…
• It can be eithe...
The Descriptive EssayThe Descriptive Essay
• A descriptive essayA descriptive essay
paints a picture withpaints a picture ...
The Illustration EssayThe Illustration Essay
• In an illustrationIn an illustration
essay, you giveessay, you give
example...
The Process AnalysisThe Process Analysis
EssayEssay
• Process Analysis is aProcess Analysis is a
“how to do it” essay.“how...
The Classification EssayThe Classification Essay
• A classification essayA classification essay
breaks down a generalbreak...
The Definition EssayThe Definition Essay
• A definition essayA definition essay
gives the meaning of agives the meaning of...
The Cause & Effect EssayThe Cause & Effect Essay
• A cause & effectA cause & effect
essay tells howessay tells how
things ...
The Comparison-The Comparison-
Contrast EssayContrast Essay
• Comparison tells howComparison tells how
things are alike an...
The Persuasive EssayThe Persuasive Essay
The Argumentative EssayThe Argumentative Essay
• In the persuasiveIn the persuasi...
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  1. 1. Essay Modes:Essay Modes: Different kinds of essays…Different kinds of essays… • NarrationNarration • Cause & Effect• Cause & Effect • DescriptionDescription • Comparison &• Comparison & • IllustrationIllustration ContrastContrast • Process Analysis •Process Analysis • ArgumentativeArgumentative • ClassificationClassification • DefinitionDefinition
  2. 2. The Narrative EssayThe Narrative Essay • A narrative essay tellsA narrative essay tells a story…a story… • It can be eitherIt can be either fictional or real-life.fictional or real-life. • The more “real” it is forThe more “real” it is for you, the better you willyou, the better you will tell it. (Sometimes ourtell it. (Sometimes our imaginations are moreimaginations are more real to us than our dailyreal to us than our daily lives.)lives.)
  3. 3. The Descriptive EssayThe Descriptive Essay • A descriptive essayA descriptive essay paints a picture withpaints a picture with words…words… • It appeals to theIt appeals to the senses: sight,senses: sight, hearing, taste, touchhearing, taste, touch and smell.and smell. • It can also appeal toIt can also appeal to emotions.emotions.
  4. 4. The Illustration EssayThe Illustration Essay • In an illustrationIn an illustration essay, you giveessay, you give examples of yourexamples of your topic.topic. • Examples are veryExamples are very helpful to readershelpful to readers who may bewho may be unfamiliar with yourunfamiliar with your subject.subject.
  5. 5. The Process AnalysisThe Process Analysis EssayEssay • Process Analysis is aProcess Analysis is a “how to do it” essay.“how to do it” essay. • You show in wordsYou show in words how to get somethinghow to get something done: what the stepsdone: what the steps are from beginning toare from beginning to end.end. • Finally, you tell whatFinally, you tell what you will have when theyou will have when the process is finished.process is finished.
  6. 6. The Classification EssayThe Classification Essay • A classification essayA classification essay breaks down a generalbreaks down a general subject into classessubject into classes (categories or groups.)(categories or groups.) • You can classify eitherYou can classify either things or ideas.things or ideas. • You decide how youYou decide how you will classify your topic,will classify your topic, but always go frombut always go from general to specific.general to specific.
  7. 7. The Definition EssayThe Definition Essay • A definition essayA definition essay gives the meaning of agives the meaning of a word, term or concept.word, term or concept. • TheThe denotationdenotation of aof a word is its dictionaryword is its dictionary definition.definition. • TheThe connotationconnotation of aof a word is its informal orword is its informal or slang meaning in dailyslang meaning in daily usage.usage.
  8. 8. The Cause & Effect EssayThe Cause & Effect Essay • A cause & effectA cause & effect essay tells howessay tells how things affect eachthings affect each other; how theyother; how they depend on eachdepend on each other.other. • An effect may haveAn effect may have one cause or severalone cause or several different clauses.different clauses.
  9. 9. The Comparison-The Comparison- Contrast EssayContrast Essay • Comparison tells howComparison tells how things are alike andthings are alike and contrast shows howcontrast shows how they are different.they are different. • In this essay, youIn this essay, you normally show eithernormally show either comparison orcomparison or contrast, but you cancontrast, but you can tell both if you want.tell both if you want.
  10. 10. The Persuasive EssayThe Persuasive Essay The Argumentative EssayThe Argumentative Essay • In the persuasiveIn the persuasive essay, you areessay, you are writing to get yourwriting to get your audience toaudience to accept your pointaccept your point of view and thinkof view and think like you do.like you do. • This is the primaryThis is the primary essay with whichessay with which we will work.we will work.

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