Essay Writing in Health Sciences

In many of your Health Sciences classes, you will be asked to write an essay on a variety of topics. For help with writing these essays, you can refer to our OWL page on Rhetorical Styles, which outlines all the parts of the essay-writing process piece by piece.

“Rhetorical styles” refers to the different kinds of essays you may be asked to write, such as argumentative, descriptive, or compare and contrast essays. Since most of the essays you will be asked to write in Health Sciences will be descriptive essays, you can also skip to Descriptive Essay.

If you are feeling stuck and need a little guidance in the essay writing process to get started, you can also watch or listen to students discussing essay writing in this video: Essay Writing.

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