1. Discussion Essay or For and Against Essay
e.g. Some people believe there should be fixed punishments for each type of crime. Others, however, argue that the circumstances of an individual crime, and the motivation for committing it, should always be taken into account when deciding on the punishment.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
2. Problem/Solution Essay
e.g. Despite huge improvements in healthcare, the overall standard of physical health in many developed countries is now falling.
What could be the reason for this trend, and what can be done to reverse it?
3. Opinion Essay
e.g. Some people think that school children need to learn practical skills such as car maintenance or bank account management along with academic subjects at school.
To what extent to you agree or disagree?