Composition vs. Essay
Though the two words COMPOSITION and ESSAY are closer in meaning, there are subtle differences between them. However, this difference does not matter if a learner— especially of secondary and higher secondary level, plans to write an essay or composition centering round a subject to serve academic purpose. But it is essential for every learner to get learned the important differences between Composition and Essay.
So, we recommend all the learners to go through the following article before proceeding to next step.
Difference and relationship between Composition and Essay.
Writing an Essay/Short composition:
Basically the tactics to write a paragraph and an essay are the same. If one has learnt to write a paragraph properly, it is not difficult for one to write an essay or short composition. Actually, an essay or short composition consists of several paragraphs which have a close link and relation with one another.
So, it is necessary that the learners first capture the following articles regarding writing a paragraph on our PARAGRAPH page.
What is a Paragraph?
Physical set-up of a Paragraph
Paragraph writing tips
Similarities between formations of a Paragraph and an Essay:
In a paragraph, only one idea is represented; but in an essay, several ideas involved in the subject matter are brought out in separate paragraphs.
Sentences in the paragraph must be coherent and orderly arranged; similarly, paragraphs in the essay should also be arranged systematically keeping up their coherence.
Relation with one sentence to another in a paragraph is similar to the relation with one paragraph to another in the essay.
A paragraph needs transition words to keep the sentences consistent and coherent; on the contrary, in case of the essay, different transition markers or reference phrases are to be used in the beginning of the paragraphs to keep up their logical relationship.
- Every paragraph in the essay should be written by following the rules and tactics of writing a paragraph.
Physical set up of a composition
Simply a short Composition or Essay has three parts—
The Introduction is the beginning paragraph of a composition. It focuses the purpose of composition. Through the introduction the writer states thesis and the readers are orientated to the topic/subject of the composition. It is a form of briefing on the subject to be described or illustrated in the letter stage. Introduction should be attractive; otherwise, it will have no appeal to the readers and will not impress them. Reasonably they will not be interested to continue the peace of writing. Hence, an impressive beginning will certainly standardize a composition.
The Description is the developer of the composition. In this part, the theme/topic of the composition stated in the introduction is illustrated in one or several paragraphs. Thoughts, imagination, ideas and different points are presented consistently and coherently with logical support. Arguments are brought out for or against the thesis aiming to a logical consequence. It is necessary that each paragraph be a complete one and all are coherent, sequential and transitional with one another.
It is the ending paragraph of the composition. In this part, the writer summarizes the composition or gives the final statement on the topic. Besides, argument is concluded here and generalized information is stated. Writer’s comment, opinion and suggestion are also focused in the conclusion.
LIST OF EXAMPLES OF COMPOSITIONS
Floods in Bangladesh / Recent Floods in Bangladesh Bangladesh is a flood-prone area Many rivers originated, especially, from the Himalayan range pass through this country and fall into the Bay of Bengal During monsoon excessive rainfall and acutely flowing water Read More
The Game of Football / The Game You Like Most / Your Favorite Game I am fond of games and sports Since my boyhood I am passionate with different kinds of games like football, cricket, badminton, hockey and chess for Read More
Population Problem / Population Problem of Bangladesh Bangladesh is one of the most densely-populated countries in the world The total land area of Bangladesh is 1,47,570 square kilometers but her population is about 150 million This means about 1015 people Read More
A Journey By Bus / A Journey By Bus You Enjoyed Recently Many people take journey as tiresome and try to avoid But to me, journey is amusing especially if it is just for travelling and journey by bus I Read More
The Rainy Season / The Rainy Season in Bangladesh Our country is the land of six seasons Every season appears to us with its distinctive natural feature— color, fragrance, beauty and charm The rainy season is one of them It Read More
Price Hike or Price Spiral Price hike or price spiral is the unusual rising of prices of essential commodities It is a burning issue of the present time The prices of daily necessaries like rice, pulse, edible oil, potato, vegetables, Read More
Punctuality Punctuality is the habit of doing things or performing duties at the definite time It is one of the best human qualities and important characteristics of all the successful men of the world Doing scheduled work unpunctually may lead Read More
The Internet The internet is the latest technological victory achieved by mankind next to computer in the continuous process of scientific inventions It is the network of numerous computers that are connected to each other to exchange information quickly between Read More
The Television Television is the most popular medium of entertainment throughout the world It has also become the most common and widespread source of knowledge, information and recreation The word ‘tele’ means distance and ‘vision’ means sight Thus the word Read More
My Daily Life/Your Daily Life Everybody should spend his/her daily life according to a routine Life is nothing else than the sum total of moments The success of life depends on making the good use of every moment So the Read More
Your Aim in Life/Your Future Plan of Life Aim simply means an ambition or desire for one’s future which helps in keeping attention focused on a particular target Everyone must have a definite aim or goal in life; otherwise, he Read More
A Journey by Boat/A River Journey I am by nature a journey lover and travelling is my favorite pastime But my journeys are always by train or bus I neither thought of going on a long journey by boat nor Read More
My Childhood Memories Childhood is the one story that stands by itself in every soul—is a famous quote Really there is no person who didn’t remember his childhood in life again and again in joys or sorrows or in lonely Read More
Wonder of Modern Science / Science in Everyday Life Modern civilization is the contribution of science That we have got the present world through step by step development age by age is mainly the scientific development We enjoy the fruits Read More
A Journey by Train A journey by train is always pleasant But I think a journey by train is interesting and enjoyable as well as educative During the last summer vacation, I made a journey from Dhaka to Sylhet with Read More
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