In this section you will find samples of essays belonging to various essay types and styles of formatting.

When you surf our website for recommendations that could help you write your own essay, you will find many helpful tips. What they, however, cannot do is show you how exactly this or that type of essay is supposed to look like in its finished form. If it is said, a diagram is worth a hundred words, then it is also true with texts – it is better to read one example of writing, than to study a hundred descriptions of what this piece of writing is supposed to look like.

We provide you with a number of essay samples that may give you a vivid example of the way the essay of this or that type should be written. Feel free to study them and write your own ones along the same lines. Don’t worry about some of them being rather abstract – their main goal is to show you the basic principles that you will be able to transfer to your own writing.

We, however, have to warn you from trying to use any of these samples as your own writing and trying to submit them to your teachers, professors or tutors as the product of your creative effort. Without talking about the ethical aspect of the question, we just mention that even school teachers nowadays use plagiarism-checking software that would unveil your trick in a second, leave alone universities or colleges. In high school you may get off with a poor mark, but in later periods of your academic studies resorting to plagiarism may result in expulsion and other highly unpleasant problems.

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