Examples of this type of essay include compare, compare and contrast or differentiate questions.
In this structure the similarities and/or differences between two or more items, for example, theories or models, are discussed paragraph by paragraph.
It has many differences with the original legend but is understandable for students. Hercules was not accompanied by Atlanta or Daedalus, the authors did not mention Perseus who played a significant role in the destiny of Hercules, and there is also no love story between the hero and Psyche in the myth.
The rest of the plot reflects the myth better than other related shows.
They are also useful tools to promote thinking and learning.
You are required to develop an argument and apply critical thinking skills to analyse a range of academic sources in support of your argument.
Examples of this type of essay include questions which ask you to take a position on a topic, such as a particular decision or policy, and present arguments which support your position.
An effective way to argue a point can be to present the opposing view first then counter this view with stronger evidence.
The language of the question, especially the directive (task) words, will indicate the type of essay and suggest an appropriate structure to follow in your essay.
More information on directive words is contained in the QUT cite|write booklet (PDF, 726KB). The most logical way to approach a multi-part assignment is to address each part of the task in the order that it is stated on the assignment task sheet.