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Learning the different types of essays allows a writer to choose the best way to make a point. Sometimes it may be better to explain facts with an expository essay than to compare and contrast two things. Another option, the persuasive essay, argues for a particular side, while a narrative essay describes one event or happening. These various types of essays become a writer’s tools for conveying information in the most appropriate way possible... Read More »
In France, the academic dissertation or thesis is called a thèse and it is reserved for the final work of doctoral candidates. The minimum page length is generally (and not formally) 100 pages (or about 400,000 characters), but is usually several times longer (except for technical theses and for "exact sciences" such as physics and maths).