Essay formHi my teacher asked me to write questions on bullying in essay form, but I really don't know how to. Help!!!!

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literaturenerd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

What your teacher is asking is that you do not simply answer "yes", "no", or offer a one word answer. What the teacher is asking is for you to use complete sentences which provide complete answers.

For example, if you were asked the following: What is a theme in a story? Your answer, in essay form, would look something like this:

A theme in a story is an idea that extends throughout the entire text. The purpose of a theme is to offer a reader a message about a moral or idea the author wishes to express. Common themes in literature deal with prejudice, personal growth, or the importance of family. Themes are necessary because they exist throughout the entire text in order to insure full understanding for the reader regarding the chosen message.

I hope this helps!

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I wonder if you could clarify your question a bit.  Did your teacher give you specific questions about bullying to be answered in essay form?  If so, please post one of the questions so we can help.  Or did your teacher ask you to come up with essay questions about bullying.  If that's what the assignment is, try to think of questions on the topic of bullying that would take a long time to answer.  A couple possibilities could be:

  • What causes some people to become bullies?  Is it something about how a person is born?  Is it how they are raised?
  • How can bullying be prevented?

Feel free to clarify the question if you feel it would be helpful to do so.

brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A short essay answer involves a topic sentence (a clear statement that answers the question) with supporting sentences that explain the answer further or include details that make your topic sentence easier to understand.  Usually, teachers simply want to know that students have thought about the question in a more in depth way, and aren't simply copying from other students either.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Do you mean short essay?  Sometimes teachers assign questions to be answered in paragraphs.  By short essay they mean one or two paragraph answers.  It sounds like this is what your teacher means.  Can you ask for clarification from the teacher?

thorn01 | Student

i have to answer 4 questions in essay form she didn't say how long it had to be


thorn01 | Student

sorry for the confusion. she gave us questions to answer in essay form and i relly dont know what that means