Different essay formats: hot not to go astray and choose the right one
You will have to write essays throughout your academic career. When a student is in his early grades, he is taught to write essays on his favorite teacher, pet, sibling, personality, or object. The purpose of these essays is not to judge their writing skills at the basic level. In early grades, essay-writing tasks are only done to introduce the students to essays. They will have to write plenty of them in the future so it is good to introduce them in the beginning. As students grow up, they are promoted to higher grades; they realize that essay writing is not as easy as they thought. It involves following the right format, choosing the right topic, building string arguments, using valid supportive evidence for the argument and summarizing all of this in the conclusion paragraph.
Writing an essay in the right format
If you are assigned to write an essay in school or college, the first thing you need to figure out is the format you will use. Usually teachers specify whether they want you to write an argumentative essay, a comparison essay, descriptive essay, or cause and affect essay etc. however, if the teacher does not specify what kind of essay format you should follow then it is up to you to pick the format you think the best. It can get hard to choose the right format for your essay. In order to select a format that suits your essay the best, you need to see what your essay is about. You need to check the purpose of your essay and your target audience. You also need to understand the subject you are writing about. There some topics that cannot be an argumentative essay for example universal facts. You cannot convince a person on something that is already an accepted fact. Similarly, a compare and contrast essay needs two things to find similarities or differences. You need to see which essay suits your topic and purpose the best.
Also, one important thing you should keep in mind while choosing the format is whether you are comfortable with this format or not. Choose a format that you are best at.
Different formats of the essay
Traditionally essays follow one of the following formats
- Narrative Writing
- Cause and Effect
- Argumentative Essays
- Research Papers
- Compare and Contrast
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