What Are the Different Types of Essay Questions?

There are different types of college essay questions, and irrespective of the college essay topics, you need to follow a certain technique to answer each type of essay question.

The three different types of ielts essay question

On the following pages, I offer four examples of different types of essay questions. Each example uses an actual question that I've employed in one of my courses and includes a short analysis of the question so that you can appreciate it drawn, as they are here, out of context from the course. For three of the four examples I present genuine answers of varying quality; by "genuine" I mean answers that were actually written by students on a quiz or examination that used that question. For each answer I offer some diagnostic analysis of its quality.


Different types of essay question you might encounter

Knowing the different types of essay questions will make constructing an essay question much simpler.

An essay question is a question that requires in-depth research and analysis to answer. There are for different types of essay questions: factual, analysis, synthesis, and opinion. Students who are required to write an essay must first decide which type of essay it is they are required to write before they can formulate a question. A thesis can also be considered a type of essay question. Essay questions are meant to be very clear and concise on what is being asked. Here is a short breakdown of the four types of essay questions: