Skidmore College Department of Classics
Writing In Classics / Essays
An essay is an extended written response to a given problem or question, often delivered from a personal perspective. A research paper, in contrast, usually requires the development of a thesis and the presentation of evidence - both primary and secondary - for support.
Both kinds of paper call upon you, the student, to organize information via structured argument, and to communicate the argument clearly and concisely.
At all levels of the Classics
major and minor, the essay is a normal method of assessing the student's
thinking, organizational, and writing abilities. Developing your skills
in writing essays is therefore a crucial part of your studies.
This section of Writing in Classics covers the following topics
A final note. Several issues of interest to writing essays, including plagiarism, citations, and bibliography, are presented in the section on research papers.
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