An informal essay is a piece of informal writing which discusses a particular event, situation or problem with paying more attention to the facts than to the author’s understanding of them.
Occasions for writing informal essays:
- a letter to a friend
- a childhood reminiscence
- evaluation of the process of studying
- a plan of entertainment for sumer holidays and lots of others where a stream of your personal thoughts and ideas is welcome
A good informal essay should consist of:
- an introductory paragraph;
- a main body;
- a closing paragraph.
This structure is a standard one, but the sequence of its components may be changed according to your own conception of the subject under consideration.
Basic Features of an Informal Essay:
- its done in informal style:
- short forms
- colloquial expressions, phrasal verbs, idioms
- simplistic vocabulary
- a series of short sentences
- simple linking words
- very emotional language
- personal examples
Note that your language and tone should correspond to the academic level of knowledge and the subject.
- its plan is less rigid, but well-organized
- it reveals the sense of your personality
Basic Techniques Informal Essays:
- well-known quotations, rhetorical questions or thought-provoking statements are useful devices to make your composition more interesting
- compression – stressing the major points of your essays whilst omitting irrelevant facts and secondary details
- time inversion – changing the time order of the events described with the purpose of attracting the reader’s attention
- creation of the suspense – keeping the reader in the atmosphere of uncertainty to involve him in further reading
- withholding of the information – keeping the reader within your possession or control all text long by making him ask himself various questions
- narrowing of the plot
- narrowing of the plot – interconnection of two or more different stories within a new, common one.
Please, make use of the pieces of advice presented above, be creative and get an A+ for your informal essay in 24 hours
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