Essay

Essay

An essay is an extended piece of writing that explores a topic and reaches a conclusion on that topic.

In responding to an essay topic, you need to provide a sound academic argument. This means explaining and justifying your ideas based on reliable evidence. It is important that your essay has a central idea or argument that the content focuses on. Sometimes this is the answer to a question posed for the assessment; sometimes it will be evaluating a statement or persuading the reader of something. This central idea is known as a thesis statement.