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Types of Essay Writing For Example

In writing an essay the student is required to show that he can think and reason clearly, has imagination and is able to express his thoughts cogently and coherently. When the points are given, the student should develop them systematically, normally devoting a paragraph to each point but, if necessary, joining two or more points in a paragraph. The ideas expressed in a paragraph should lead to those in the next so as to give a central unity to the entire composition. Even if the given points do not mention an introduction or a conclusion, a few introductory and concluding lines should be put in.
Types of Essay Writing For Example
Care should be taken to see that there is no repetition and that the essay is neither too long nor too short. It is advisable to aim at a composition of 300 words, with an allowance of 25 words either way.

Essays may be classified, according to the subject-matter, into a number of types. A Descriptive Essay, for example, is devoted mainly to the description of an object, animate or inanimate, or of a place. 'The Horse' or 'A Moonlit Night' is an example of this kind. If the essay is chiefly concerned with the narration of an event or story, with the life of a person or similar matters, it is called a Narrative Essay. 'Swami Vivekananda' and 'How you spent the last Holidays' are examples. An essay which is principally based on thoughts or abstract ideas, such as 'The Duties of a Citizen' of 'Agriculture in India', is called a Reflective Essay.

Essays are, however, seldom purely of any one kind. Thus though an essay on 'The cow' is mainly descriptive, it has to be also reflective to some extent because it must contain reflections on the usefulness of the animal. 'A Moonlit Night' may contain the narration of an event. An essay on 'Your Last Holidays' may lead to thought on the need for holidays or the best way of spending them. 'The Duties of a Citizen' may narrate an event arising out of the conduct of a good or a bad citizen. Thus, an essay, to be a good essay, usually is of a mixed character.

There are also other kinds of essays. For example, there are Imaginative Essays, in which the imagination is more at work, than reasoning. 'The Autobiography of a Rupee' and 'A Journey to the Moon' are examples of this kind.

Again, an essay may be either subjective or objective in character. It is subjective when the writer deals mainly with his personal feelings and experiences. 'How you spent the Last Holidays' must necessarily be subjective. An essay on 'The Cow', on the other hand, is to be written objectively. Sometimes, however, an essay may, combine the two trails. For example, 'A Moonlit Night' may be purely an objective description of such a night, or it may be descriptive of the writer's emotions and experiences in such a night. A subjective treatment usually improves the quality of the essay, because it adds to it a personal and intimate note.

Above all, the student should be particular about the correctness of his language. Bad grammar may completely destroy the good impression created by clarity of thought and soundness of reasoning.

So you see that essays may be divided in accordance with their varying themes into three main type : (i) Descriptive, (ii) Narrative and (iii) Reflective or Expository.

Paragraphs, however, cannot always be grouped so rigidly into such water-tight compartments as Descriptive, Narrative and Reflective. In describing a battle-field for example, one may sometimes reproduce reflection as occasions arise just as in writing upon a subject like Mercy or Modesty one may introduce some description. In fact there is no strict rule of writing essays. The division, though artificial, is made for our convenience.