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Resources for Writing Different Types of Essays
An essay is a short piece of writing that discusses, describes or analyzes one topic. It can range in length from one paragraph to more than twenty. It can be about anything, and be written in almost any style. It can be serious or funny, straight-forward or symbolic. It can describe personal opinions, or just report information.
In the course of working my way through school, I have taken many jobs I would rather forget. I have spent nine hours a day lifting heavy automobile and truck batteries off the end of an assembly belt.
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Essay sample: "The Hazards of Moviegoing" by John Langan From College Writing Skills with Readings.
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Block-by-block or point-by-point? Two formats for comparison/contrast essays.
An essay is a paper that discusses, describes or analyzes one topic. It can discuss a subject directly or indirectly, seriously or humorously. It can describe personal opinions, or just report information.
Sample definition essay, "The Real Meaning of Honesty"
Working in an apple plant was the worst job I ever had.
Another problem is that the theater itself is seldom a pleasant place to be. A musty smell suggests that there has been no fresh air in the theater since it was built.
The following is an explanation of the structure of a five-paragraph essay. It is important to remember that an essay can be any length.
This is an outline of what a five-paragraph essay looks like. To view a "written text" version of a five-paragraph essay/outline, click here: Five Paragraph Essay Sample and Outline.
Search for a topic which interests you (perhaps in your major field). Try to come up with something fairly controversial, but avoid subjects that have been overdone (abortion, capital punishment).
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