What are the different types of essays?

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

The main purpose of persuasive/argumentative essay is to persuade the readers by making claims about a subject. This type of essay is effectively written with appropriate statistics, specialist views, and strong arguments on a claim or a debate. It is very important that while presenting the argument the writer takes a stand but discusses both sides on an issue. Besides, the argument presented should be accurate, clear and strongly focused.

Descriptive essay

This type of essay claims to offer a clear image about a particular individual, place, thing, or situation. It provides a brief detail about the subject which helps the readers to visualize the subject described. 'What, when, where, why and how' of the subject is explained in detail in this type of essay.

Narrative essay

Narrative essay includes a sequential story on a subject. A definite view point is used by the writers while present narrative essay. The writers aim to provide the readers with sensory details and the story in a systematic order. Also good and accurate mention of verbs in this essay appeals the readers.

Definition essay

Definition essay writing provides the readers with the meaning of a word or a theme which is ahead of the general definition mentioned in the dictionary. This type of essay consists of more accurate and focused details regarding a particular word than what is explained in the reference sources.

Evaluation essay

Evaluation essay aims to form verdict about a specific place, service, thought, etc. on the basis of clear principles. This essay includes necessary statistics, information and reliable resources in order to create and systematize the principles. This helps to present an extensive analysis and evaluation.

The clear understanding of all the different essay types helps the essay writers to answer the most common question 'how to write an essay?'