Help specific for each type of essay.

The basic essay writing procedure is the same regardless of the type of essay you are writing. Nevertheless there are certain things you should keep in mind that are specific to each type. Read the relevant section and use it in conjunction with the advice given in the general essay writing sections.

Some types of essay are known by more than one name, for example persuasive essays are often called argumentative essays although they are both the same type of essay. The most frequently searched for names are used here, so that some types of essay are discussed according to possible alternative names.

The following pages describe various types of essay in more detail, and give tips which are specific to those essay types:


Persuasive essay topic

Argumentative essay topic

Exemplification essay

Illustrative essay

Cause and effect essay

process essay

Compare and contrast essay