Q. WHAT IS AN ESSAY?
An essay is a piece of text with several paragraphs. Unless otherwise specified in your assignment instructions, the essay has one overarching topic.
Essential parts of an essay are an
- introductory paragraph
- body paragraphs
- a concluding paragraph
At university, you’ll be asked to write academic essays in the form of a process essay, a cause/effect essay, a comparison/contrast essay, an argumentative essay, or a combination of these. Most often, essays do not have headings.