No One Mourns the Wicked

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Types of Essay
Expository Essay| Gives directions or instructions about how to complete a task, or how something is done.| - How to water ski or snow ski  - How to juggle work and school 
- How to lose friends 
- How to win an argument with your parents|
Cause/Effect Essay| Focuses on a condition or situation and asks either why? (cause) or what is the result? (effect).| - second hand smoke (effects)  - poor grades (causes & effects) 
- staying up too late (effects) 
- teen suicides (reasons why & effects) |
Definition Essay| Defines a topic both concretely (dictionary def.)and abstractly (extended def.).  A dictionary often defines a word three ways:  1. the term 
2. the class to which it belongs 
3. the characteristics that distinguish it. 
eg. truck (term) four wheeled vehicle (class) used for transportation (characteristic).| - Responsibility (facing the consequences of one's actions)  - Best friends (what they are and are not) 
- snobs (how to recognize them in society) 
- courage (shown by common people in everyday life)|
Comparison/Contrast
Essay| Shows the differences and/or similarities 
between two persons, places, things, ideas, etc.| - Two friends or relatives who could be compared  - Two movies you have seen with similar characteristics/situations  - A foreign car and an American car 

- Knowledge and understanding|
Argumentative  
or 
Pro/Con Essay| Your opinion on a subject is argued based on reasoning and understanding.   a) You present objections and refute them 
b) You present points supporting your position| - Should women serve in the military?  - Should everyone go to university? 
- Should there be censorship on television? 
- Should students have a job while attending school?|
Literary Analysis  
Essay| Focuses on your observations about a book, story, poem, or play.| - How the conflict in ____ is more external than internal  - The love-hate relationship between two characters 
- How...
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