Essay Writing

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Mechanics of Essay Writing

Adjectives: Get Rid of Unnecessary Adjectives

A Quick and Simple Guide to Writing an Essay

Are You Asking a Question or Not?

Commas: 12 Major Uses Explained

Correct Usage: Does It Really Matter?

Format of an Essay

Hyphenating Compound Adjectives

Hyphenating Numbers and Colors

Hyphenating Technology-related Words

Hyphenation: a Simple Rule

Hyphenation of Prefixes

Hyphenation: When Not to Hyphenate

Nominalization: Turning Verbs into Nouns

Overused Words: Suddenly, Finally

Paragraphing: see last part of this post

Paragraphs: How to Write Effective Paragraphs

Plagiarism: How to Avoid Being Accused of It

Procedure for Writing an Essay I

Procedure for Writing an Essay II

Proofreading: 21 Ways to Improve Your Grade

Proofreading: Essential for Self-Publishers

Social Media Words: How to Use Them in Your Writing

Spaces after End Punctuation: One Space or Two?

Structure of an Essay

Thesaurus: How to Use It

Thesis Statement: How to Write It and Use It

Transition Words

Transition Words: Punctuation Guidelines

Voice: Active and Passive I

Voice: Active and Passive II

Why Shouldn’t You Buy Essays?

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Different Types of Essays

Argumentative or Persuasive Essay I

Argumentative or Persuasive Essay II

Autobiographical or Narrative Essay

Cause-and-Effect Essay I

Cause-and-Effect Essay II

Compare-and-Contrast Essay

Descriptive Essay I

Descriptive Essay II

Narrative or Autobiographical Essay

Persuasive or Argumentative Essay I

Persuasive or Argumentative Essay II

Problem-and-Solution Essay

Research Paper I

Research Paper II

Response-to-Literature Essay I

Response-to-Literature Essay II

Short Story Essay

Summary Essay

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A Glossary of Essay Types

An Introduction

Categories of Writing

Essay Types: A–B: admission, analytical, argumentative, autobiographical, business

Essay Types: C: cause, character analysis, classification, comparison, creative

Essay Types: D: deductive, definition, descriptive, DBQ

Essay Types: E–F: evaluative, exploratory, expressive, five-paragraph

Essay Types: I–N: illustration, inductive, informal, inquiry, interview, etc.

Essay Types: O–P: opinion, persuasive, poetry, problem-and-solution, process

Essay Types: R–St: reaction, reflective, research, rhetorical, scholarship, etc.

Essay Types: Su–T: summary, synthesis, technical, term papers, thesis