Writing an Essay
Sarah Eiben and Jeff Sudduth
Writing is one of the most important forms of communication for students. The basic
essay is one of the most useful and easy means of writing. On this site, we have outlined
some of the fundamentals of writing a clear essay for both the junior high and high school
student. Along with some of the basic techniques of writing a clear essay, we have also
included examples of some different types of essays: a descriptive essay, several expository essays (including process essay, comparison and contrast , explaining with examples, and cause-effect), the narrative essay, the persuasive essay, and a documented essay.