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Types of Essays
There are many types of essays. Some of the more common ones include Argumentative Essays, Analytical Essays, Comparison Essays, and Personal Statement Essays.
Argumentative essays prove assertions. You must provide reasons and examples from a variety of sources to back up your hypothesis or opinion.
Comparison essays illuminate the similarities and/or differences between two or more topics.
Analytical essays interpret and examine a work of literature/art or historical event.
Personal Statement essays focus on the author. When applying for scholarships or graduate schools, the personal statement is a way for admissions officials to "get to know" the applicant based on her/his experience, background, insights, and reflections.