The Essay

Clarissa Sastrawidjaya
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Flashcards on the nine different essay types.

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How many different essay types are there? There are NINE different types of essay.
LIST the nine different types. Narration, Example/Expository, Description, Cause & Effect, Analogy & Related Devices, Comparison & Contrast, Process Analysis, Argumentation & Persuasion, and Classification. ~ DEN CAC PAC ~ ^ Use that mnemonic device.
Define the NARRATION essay. In simple time order, from the first event to the last event, tells a story that illustrates a point.
Define the EXAMPLE/EXPOSITORY essay. Gives one in-depth example, or a number of shorter examples, that explain the point.
Define the DESCRIPTION essay. Recreates for the reader, through the most vivid language possible, your own or another person's experience with the subject.
Define the CAUSE & EFFECT essay. Explains by showing how one situation or event causes another.
Define the COMPARISON & CONTRAST essay. Explains by showing how two things are like or unlike each other.
Define the ANALOGY & RELATED DEVICES essay. In comparing two things, use the one to explain the other.
Define the CLASSIFICATION essay. Makes a point by dividing the parts of the subject into categories.
Define the PROCESS ANALYSIS essay. Shows how something happens or how something is done.
Define the ARGUMENTATION & PERSUASION essay. Using any pattern that works, makes a point through logic and/or emotion.
Can one essay be an amalgamation of the nine types? YES - DEFINITELY! Most essays are.
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