Writing an Informative Essay

Writing an Informative Essay
The goal of an informative essay is not to present your opinion, but "to inform or educate the audience on a given topic"
Your informative essay might

• explain something most readers won’t know

• present the latest research on a topic

• define a complex term

• compare and contrast opposing viewpoints

• analyze a cause-effect relationship

• teach readers how to solve a problem or apply knowledge

For this course, your informative essay should be 3–5 pages in length and use at least four sources. You should also use a formal academic writing style, avoiding contractions like won't and presenting evidence objectively instead of saying I think or relying on personal experience.

Sample Informative Essays
One of the best ways to understand how to write an informative essay is to look at how someone else has already done it.

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