An essay is a short piece of writing that discusses, describes or analyzes one topic. It can discuss a subject directly or indirectly, seriously or humorously. In other words, essay is a short piece of writing about a particular subject by a student as part of a course of study. It can describe personal opinions, or just report information. An essay can be written from any perspective, but essays are most commonly written in the first person (I), or third person (subjects that can be substituted with the he, she, it, or they pronouns). There are many different kinds of essays. The following are a some of the most common ones:
o Compare and contrast
o Cause and effect
Examples:A compare/contrast essay may discuss . . .
• the likenesses and differences between two places, like New York City and Los Angeles; • the similarities and differences between two religions, like Christianity and Islam; • two people, like my brother and myself.
The compare/contrast essay discusses the similarities and differences between two things, people, concepts,
places, etc. The essay could be an balanced discussion, or an attempt to convince the reader of the benefits of one thing, person, or concept.
• The essay could discuss both similarities and differences, or it could just focus on one or the other. A comparison essay usually discusses the similarities between two things, while the contrast essay discusses the differences. MODEL ESSAY : COMPARE and CONTRAST
As we know there are two types of schools in Turkey. One of them is the private schools, which are established by a person or firm where mostly children of the rich are educated. The other is the public schools which government sets up itself and they are seen more commonly in Turkey. When we compare two types of schools, the private schools have some aspects that are hardly seen in public schools, such as, the quality of education, the facilities and the high rate of entering a university.
Firstly, the teachers who are provided with high salary and some other opportunities are the source of the quality education in private schools. Not encountering hardship, they concentrate on their work more and thus, come the success, inevitably (finally). One reason that increases the quality of education in private schools is the perfect relationships between the teachers and student. Via this, settlement students in private schools tell any of the problems they face, so education rises to degrees which are beyond perfection.
Secondly, as success depends not only on education but also on facilities that help the student socialize himself and relax, private schools are far ahead from the public schools. Sports halls, swimming pools, conference halls, places for relation – physically and a psychologically perfect condition.
The third and the most obvious aspect of the private schools is the high rate of entering university that they have. By the help of their qualified teachers and the facilities they have, students in private schools can be successful in universities easier than those in public schools. So, they can be more ready for the future, and for the responsibilities which they will undergo one day.
To conclude, our country needs more and more private schools because of the quality education. Our children need to have the government’s support, intensively. Thus, if the government helps the people of firms who want to establish private schools, our problem of education will decrease in the close future.