How to write an exploratory essay [Updated 2023]

Unlike other types of essays, the exploratory essay does not present a specific argument or support a claim with evidence. Instead, an exploratory essay allows a writer to "explore" a topic and consider tentative conclusions about it. This article covers what you need to know to write a successful exploratory essay.

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What is an annotated bibliography [Updated 2023]

Annotated bibliographies are often assigned in high school and college writing classes. In this blog post, we discuss what an annotated bibliography is and how to write one.

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How to write a narrative essay [Updated 2023]

A narrative essay is an opportunity to flex your creative muscles and craft a compelling story. In this blog post, we define what a narrative essay is and provide strategies and examples for writing one.

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How to write a college essay [Updated 2023]

College essays (sometimes known as “personal statements”) are used for college and scholarship applications. If you're applying to a competitive program, you'll need to stand out from the crowd. In this post, we discuss the components of a college essay or personal statement and provide strategies and tips for how to write one.

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How to write an annotated bibliography in Chicago style [Updated 2023]

A Chicago annotated bibliography includes citations for the sources you are using and an annotation summarizing and/or evaluating each source. In this article, we define what an annotated bibliography is and offer tips for formatting one in Chicago style. We also include a Chicago citation example and a sample annotation.

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