Overview of a Custom Essay
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Overview of a Custom Essay
A custom essay has multiple definitions and types. Custom essays have been defined differently by various academicians and it is hard to point out a particular genre in which essays fall. However, there are certain characteristics which can be used to assess an essay’s type and/or function:
An essay uses formal language and follows a scrupulous method of supporting arguments.
Functions of an essay include highlighting a certain concluding message which highlights the underlying theme.
Custom essay caters to a certain audience which determines the components of the piece.
Custom essays are more effective when they address one issue and explicate the same. The inclusion of more than two topics confuses the audience and can lead to misinterpretation.
A variety of opinions can be taken and synthesised in a single essay to form a broad perception of the topic.
An essay has three main components: introduction, body and conclusion. These elements can be diversified in multiple subjects and according to the requirement of the work.
Custom essays can be classified into 6 broad categories:
- Descriptive essay: A descriptive essay focuses on the written description of the subject and/or issue. Physical and sensory details occupy driving quotient of the essay and elaborate the details with help of metaphors, simile, figurative language and analogies. Rhetorical language is used to create a structural impact on the audience and their perception, for instance: reflective and lyric essays.
- Narrative essay: A narrative essay recounts the details of a plot or an experience. As the name suggests, a narrative is the main component in this custom essay. The writer can recount his/her experience of a certain place, process or time. Language can bear certain informal elements due to use of first person account (I, we, they). Examples can include travelogues and diary entries.
- Argumentative essay: These types of essays begin the formal stream of writing and demand meticulous execution of vision and method. Writers pick a particular topic and give arguments for or against the issue at hand. One necessary part of an argumentative essay is to support the arguments with help of secondary sources to increase the validity of underlying theme of the essay. For example research papers, dissertations.
- Persuasive essay: In many ways, persuasive essays are similar to argumentative essays. Persuasive essays also require a formal method and a strong argument to persuade the audience. What distinguishes persuasive from argumentative essays is the treatment and adoption of argument. In argumentative essays, the writer gives an argument and then supports the claims leading up to the conclusion. Whereas in persuasive essays, a writer tries to persuade the audience to choose the prescribed viewpoint in the end over other dissenting or opposite arguments. For example speeches and political essays.
- Critical essays: Critical essays are used to review or evaluate certain aspects of a subject and/or issue. The word ‘critical’ does not imply criticizing, but appraising positive or negative aspects of a topic or subject at hand. Critical thinking plays an important role in presenting all aspects with the help of supporting arguments. For example: literature review and critical assignments.
- Expository essays: These essays are based on empirical opinion and require dense research and objective. The main aim of an expository essay to conduct research and collect data which cannot be based on statements alone. Statistics, facts and arguments are combined to create the core part of the essay in a clear and succinct manner. The essay must consist of at least five paragraphs and arguments should coherently flow from one part to the next. For example: technical essays and compare-and-contrast essays.