Classification Essays

Classification essays organize different subjects into categories and explains the defining characteristics of each group.

Definition Essays

Definition essays explain the meaning of a term. Definition essays are used in nearly every subject, from essays that define complex mathematics terminology to defining literary devices or vocabulary in English class.

Cause and Effect Essays

Cause and effect essays describe why something occurs and what happens as a result. The chain of events for a cause and effect essay must be discernible and supported by evidence.

Literary Essays

Literary essays analyze a written work and interpret literary elements such as imagery, symbolism and theme. Your interpretation of these elements is supported by quotes from the work and scholarly research.

Expository Essays

Expository essays explain something — such as an idea or event — in an informative way. Expository writing is strictly fact-based and does not include the author’s opinion of the issue.