An essay is an organized form of writing that focuses on the development of a thesis or the development of an idea. American students learn how to write a standard five-paragraph essay when they are in middle school and high school. An essay includes an introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Professional writers and academics write longer forms of essays that are published in journals, magazines, and online publications. Essays have a long history in English literature, going back as far as the 1500s. If you want to improve your ability to communicate in English, it’s useful to practice writing essays.
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This page was published on May 15, 2017.