A written art is a language representation of a spoken or
gestural emotion. It is basically a medium of communication between people and
it is a powerful tool for thinking and learning. This art is expressed in
various ways and one such way is essay writing. In academic career, almost all
the students go through essay writings and it has various merits attached. The
problem which students face in writing essays is to express their emotion to
the point. This somewhere results in a digression from the topic, leaving the
reader disinterested. To further understand how to write a perfect essay, I
have explained it in two parts and classified it accordingly. The first part of
this essay elaborates on how to write any given essay and have described the
key components of it. The second part classifies different forms of an essay.
For an essay to be impactful, it should have a proper
structure. It starts with the title, introduction, body, and a conclusion. It
should have an eye-catching title, it should be striking enough to raise an
interest among the readers. Next is the introduction, a common mistake which
many students make is they include the conclusion in the introduction. This
should not be the case. The introduction should be crisp and relevant.
The ideas are best understood if it’s factual. Thus, the
body of an essay should provide substantial evidence to validate a quoted fact.
Essay writing is best for learning and increasing knowledge. As this task
involves research work on the topic and getting in-depth knowledge about it. It
gives knowledge that broadens an individual’s horizon. As technology has
infiltrated in almost all the spheres of life, the students nowadays find
brainstorming ideas a tedious task. This is because of the availability of
information on varied internet devices. So, they find EW a difficult task and always
be skeptical of it. Also, due to availability and accessibility of a wide range
of data, students often get confused as to what is important and this results
in circumlocution. Thus, a clear understanding of the topic is required in
order to filter out any unnecessary content.
Finally, for me, the most important part of an essay is the
conclusion. Mostly, many students summarize the entire essay in this paragraph
with cliched content. This is not what is required, conclusion demands for a
final opinion derived from the entire research and self-understanding. It
should be brief, neat and well groomed.
This structure is true for any given essay and must be present in all
the different types of essays mentioned below. Without this, the idea remains
undelivered and may even make a reader disinterested.
Further, there are many kinds of essay. Some are narrative,
some are descriptive. Some require factual data and statistics, and some
require comparisons and examples. Some are question-based and some are opinion
based. Mostly, narrative and descriptive essays are monologues in which the
author narrates and describes a specific thought in detail. Informative essays
are the one which requires validating evidence using facts and figures to prove
a point. Comparative essays are dialogues in which the author elaborates two
sides of the coin and concludes with his opinion, authors can also equivocate
in comparative essays. But there is another type of essay called persuasive
essays. Here, the author has a biased point of view towards his opinion and
fetches the facts to strengthen his argument and persuade the reader to agree
with his point of view.
Thus, these are the types of essays, each having their
unique way of presentation. However, this presentation is usually followed by a
thesis statement. The thesis statement is basically a nutshell of the laid
topic which falls in the introductory paragraph. Another important point in an
academic essay is the citation of all the references being used in the
write-up. Since plagiarism is a major concern, all the authors must take
preventive checks before submitting their final transcript of the academic
Concluding, the essay should be having a well-defined
structure, a clear idea, necessary evidence and an authors’ take on the topic.
If all these details are presented well, it would be considered an excellent