We write essays for different reasons.  We write to solve problems, to argue a position, to reason from cause to effect, to compare two things, to express our opinion, or just to summarize.  For whatever reason, if we what to be effective, we need to learn the organization and structure of each type of essay.

Below is a list of handouts discussing the ins-and-outs of each type of essay.

Argumentative Essay

Problem-Solution Essay

Cause and Effect Essay

Compare and Contrast

Opinion Essay

Summary Essay

Summary / Response Essay

Annotated Bibliography