What is the purpose of an essay?
An essay is an organized piece of writing with a focused topic. It includes an introduction, body, and conclusion. Each section has specific information and purpose.
Writing an Essay
Essay - a brief written piece on a particular topic, usually expressing the author's opinion Thesis Statement - a sentence that summarizes the main point or claim of an essay Argument - a set of reasons presented in support of a particular view or conclusion
What is the most important lesson you have learned in English 8?
- Time management
- Research skills
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
The first known essay was written in the 5th century BCE by a Greek philosopher named Xenophanes. The oldest surviving essay was written in the 7th century CE by a Chinese author named Lu Ji. The longest essay ever written is estimated to be around 8,000 pages long and was written by a French writer named Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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